Britain’s Morrissey – the so-called singer of 80’s band The Smiths has sparked controversy and outrage over a highly insensitive Animal Right’s rant during a concert recently.
Some 25-years ago, his alternative rock group received mediocre attention as one of the cookie cutter alternative bands of the era. (If I recall, a couple of girls in high school listened to them)
Apparently the lead singer and songwriter was babbling about Animal Rights even back in 1985 on the ‘Meat is Murder’ album – a collection of songs laced with vegetarian rantings.
This time, the highly vocal vocalist from Manchester has crossed the line with his comments at a show in Warsaw, Poland, seen as insensitive and retarded by most of those in attendance.
Before starting into the song Meat is Murder – according to a British newspaper – the delusional vegetarian told the crowd, “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown… Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried S**t every day.”
The comment sparked immediate outrage and angry fans later flocked to Internet chat forums to vent.
Morrissey – the radical Animal Right’s activist – has even banned the sale of burgers and sausages from being sold at venues on his current tour, which I doubt will be much of an issue with the number of people who will likely attend his shows.
Good for you Mr. Morrissey, you’ve proven once again the depths a person can stoop in the ‘name of animal rights’, and you have graciously provided one more reason NOT to listen to your music. (Not that we really needed one)
I hope families of the those victims of the Oslo tragedy tear you a new one!