"We are all called racist now, and the word is actually meaningless"
Morrissey has given a new interview in which he responds to accusations of racism, as well as claiming that London Mayor Sadiq Khan “can not talk properly”.
The former Smiths frontman was speaking in an interview via his new website Morrissey Central, in which he discussed preferring his solo work to his former band, his battle against animal cruelty, a past court case with NME, and how accusations of racism “can’t penetrate or illuminate” the intended nature of his often controversial comments.
“As far as racism goes, the modern Loony Left seem to forget that Hitler was Left wing,” said Morrissey. “But of course, we are all called racist now, and the word is actually meaningless.
“It’s just a way of changing the subject. When someone calls you racist, what they are saying is ‘hmm, you actually have a point, and I don’t know how to answer it, so perhaps if I distract you by calling you a bigot we’ll both forget how enlightened your comment was’.”
When asked about the rise of violent crime in the capital, Morrissey then took aim at London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
“London is debased,” replied Morrissey. “The Mayor of London tells us about ”Neighborhood policin ” – what is ‘policin’? He tells us London is an ”amazin ” city. What is ‘amazin’? This is the Mayor of London! And he cannot talk properly! I saw an interview where he was discussing mental health, and he repeatedly said ”men’el ” … he could not say the words ‘mental health’. The Mayor of London! Civilisation is over!”
Speaking on the subject of acid attacks, he continued: “London is second only to Bangladesh for acid attacks. All of the attacks are non-white, and so they cannot be truthfully addressed by the British government or the Met Police or the BBC because of political correctness.
“What this means is that the perpetrator is considered to be as much of a victim as the actual victim. We live in the Age of Atrocity.”
Morrissey also recently published a post taking shots at “fake news” written about him, particularly the claims that Glasgow fans allegedly left a Morrissey concert after he criticised Nicola Sturgeon.
Last year, he spoke out to clarify controversial claims he made about Donald Trump and Kevin Spacey. A German newspaper then backed up the original quotes by releasing the full audio of the original interview. He claimed that his comments were taken out of context by the media and those wishing to discredit him and his new album – denying that ever “sympathised with paedophilia and rape”.
Morrissey released his latest album ‘Low In High School’ last year.