Morrissey Explains Norway Massacre Comments
He compared the murders to the slaughter of animals by McDonald’s and KFC…
Morrisseyhas released a statement defending the comments he made earlier this week about the massacres in Norway.
Speaking on stage in Warsaw, The Smiths singer said the actions of Anders Brevik were "nothing" when compared to the slaughter of animals by fast food chains McDonald’s and KFC. Not surprisingly, the comments made headlines worldwide and now he has issued a statement clarifying his remarks.
"The recent killings in Norway were horrific. As usual in such cases, the media give the killer exactly what he wants - worldwide fame,” he said.
"We aren't told the names of the people who were killed - almost as if they are not considered to be important enough, yet the media frenzy to turn the killer into a Jack The Ripper star is... repulsive. He should be un-named, not photographed and quietly led away."
The Meat Is Murder singer added: "The comment I made on stage at Warsaw could be further explained this way - millions of beings are routinely murdered every single day in order to fund profits for McDonald’s and KFCruelty, but because these murders are protected by laws, we are asked to feel indifferent about the killings, and to not even dare question them.”
Morrissey, a staunch vegetarian, ended by claiming that we shouldn’t turn a blind eye to the way animals are murdered for food. "If you quite rightly feel horrified at the Norway killings, then it surely naturally follows that you feel horror at the murder of ANY innocent being. You cannot ignore animal suffering simply because animals 'are not us'."