BE MIFFED: Morrissey digs hole, forgets that not quite everyone loves animals as much as he does

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  • 29 Jul 11

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I love Morrissey. Like, obsessively. I love animals too – if someone were to insert either of my cats into a burger, I would be most displeased and would likely take offence. However, even I, surrounded by feline and Morrissey memorabilia as I now am, would hesitate before supporting Morrissey’s most recent human-hating tirade. The often forthright indie fox sparked a proverbial forest fire of controversy after comparing the recent tragedy in Norway to the apparently comparatively trivial daily slaughter of thousands of animals to fuel fast food chains such as ‘McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Shit’ (I c wot u did thar, Mozberry.)

People became offended, and Moz Utd. was forced to make this comment:

The recent killings in Norway were horrific. As usual in such cases, the media give the killer exactly what he wants: worldwide fame. 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 comment I made onstage at Warsaw could be further explained this way: Millions of beings are routinely murdered every single day in order to fund profits for McDonalds 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.

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.”

KFCruelty? Fuck, he’s on a roll.

Liam