Morrissey has revealed that he exists on a diet of just bread, potatoes, pasta and nuts – as well as declaring that “vegans are superior beings”.
As part of a controversial interview that also saw him explain his support of the party Britain First as well as describe the treatment of EDL founder Tommy Robinson as “shocking“, the former Smiths frontman said that while he doesn’t eat animals, birds or fish, he considers himself to neither be “vegan, vegetarian or carnivorous”.
“I’m just me. I refuse to eat anything that had a mother, that’s obvious,” he told Fiona Dowell via Tremr. “I’ve always found food to be very difficult because I only eat bread, potatoes, pasta and nuts… all stodge. I can’t eat anything that has any flavour. I’ve never had a curry, or coffee, or garlic.”
He continued: “I’m absolutely hopeless when I’m handed a menu in a restaurant. I go directly to the Kiddie’s Meals. If I find baked beans then the night is a huge success. If you ever bring me out to dinner it’s important that you also bring a toaster. ”
The indie veteran, a famed animal rights advocate for decades since the release of The Smiths ‘Meat Is Murder’, went on the discuss the “barbaric” process of killing young animals.
“The truth is, vegans are actually superior beings,” he went on. “A television documentary recently covered a duck farm somewhere in England, and as all the chicks emerged from their incubator chirping away, the TV presenter said “Ooh they’re so cute, they’re so beautiful, oh look, look at their little faces,” and then she turned to the camera with a straight face and said matter-of-factly “the chicks will be allowed to live for 8 weeks and will then be slaughtered” and I thought, wow, people really ARE utterly stupid, aren’t they?”
Morrissey added: “This is what you’re up against – recognition that the chicks were beautiful, yet not ALLOWED to live longer than 8 weeks because someone wants to suck on their innards. It’s barbaric. Do people realise how deadly they sound?”
After apair of homecoming shows at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl, the former Smiths turned solo star will now also be playing July shows in Edinburgh, Portsmouth and Reading.