Morrissey says the media victimised Leave voters after Brexit

He called out news outlets such as the BBC for their treatment of the public

Morrissey has spoken out about the reaction in the UK to the results of the EU referendum.

In June, the campaign for the country to leave the European Union won, provoking protests and petitions for a second referendum.

The former Smiths frontman said that the media had victimised those who voted to leave in a new interview with an Israeli site.


“On the issue of Brexit, it has been shocking to witness the refusal of the UK news media to be fair enough to accept the final decision of the people simply because this decision does not suit the establishment,” he said to Walla.

“[I]t has been shocking to hear the BBC persistently smear people who voted Leaveā€¦ almost condemning such people as being irresponsible, drunken racists. Yet the BBC have not ever questioned the Remain voters, and this confirms how the BBC, like Sky News or even Fox News, are not giving us news at all, but they are attempting to influence us with their own opinions, which is not the moral duty of any news network.”

He also gave the site an update on his health, following the news in 2014 that he had undergone several cancer-related treatments.

“I think [cancer treatment] has slowed me down considerably because doctors and hospitals and medications are actually very aging in their way, and they can often exhaust you more than whatever medical problem you have,” he said. “If I’m asked to give any more blood I think I’ll crack up.”