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Morrissey: Fast Food Industry More Murderous Than Norway Terrorist

Morrissey and his mouth are causing controversy again. The UK Mirror reports that his remarks about the Norway massacre weren't received very well at a concert over the weekend:

Morrissey The controversial singer, 52, made his remark while on stage at a gig in Warsaw on Sunday night. Before launching into his hit Meat is Murder, the outspoken vegetarian made reference to the horrific events last Friday.

Referring to the death toll as thought at the time he said: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried S*** every day.”

Said the singer's spokesman: “Morrissey has decided not to comment any further as he believes his statement speaks for itself.”

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  1. You aint wrong morrissey, but there is a thing called TACT that you do not have.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jul 28, 2011 10:43:07 AM

  2. What is today, Annoying Comments from Annoying Celebrities Day on Towleroad?

    Moz made himself irrelevant so long ago, between petulant outbursts, crappy albums, and his absurd "Oh maybe I'm gay but maybe I'm asexual and really I'm just so different that no one can possibly understand" while in a long-term relationship with a guy. Like that was a big surprise.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 28, 2011 10:46:38 AM

  3. I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a picture of Morrissey with a cat on his head.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jul 28, 2011 10:55:16 AM

  4. Wonder how many people died in some manner that can be attributed (directly or other wise) to his music?

    Buy those lights then. . .Morrissey you are a murderer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *cosmic eyeroll*

    Posted by: ghostwhitehorse | Jul 28, 2011 11:03:25 AM

  5. The picture does the story justice.

    Posted by: corvidae | Jul 28, 2011 11:03:46 AM

  6. Cat on a hot tin roof!

    Posted by: Oliver | Jul 28, 2011 11:12:52 AM

  7. Yeah. McDonald's making lots of hamburgers and mass-murder of innocent teenagers at a summer camp. Totally the same thing.

    Just another example of our current epidemic of douchery.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jul 28, 2011 11:46:10 AM

  8. Morrisey who?

    Posted by: RON DENVER | Jul 28, 2011 12:03:36 PM

  9. Morrissey is an Idealist who always ends up saying something that gives the media a field day. His live singing is sublime, he just needs to chose when to say things more carefully, like say.. not after a terroist massacre.

    Posted by: Nate | Jul 28, 2011 12:04:43 PM

  10. He's hilarious.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 28, 2011 12:19:09 PM

  11. I see Morrissey is training his new toupée. ;o)

    Posted by: Vince | Jul 28, 2011 12:41:40 PM

  12. He is insensitive but correct. The outrage at his statement comes from 2 places:
    1) He gives animals much greater importance and rights than non-vegans, so of course his reaction to animal issues seems out of proportion to most people who would never think of cruelty to a pig as being similar to cruelty to a child.
    2) He's saying that in terms of cruelty and suffering, millions and millions of animals undergo lifelong intense suffering in factory farms followed by murder for food. Given how strongly he feels about animal rights, of course the suffering of millions of animals is a much greater evil than even the cold-blood gunning down of 70 innocent people.

    I think he said it because he chose to attempt to shock people into thinking about how they choose to treat animals. While I would not use such a technique to try to get people to examine their thinking about animals, I empathize with his aggressive, heartfelt efforts to decrease cruelty to animals. When you realize just how much suffering these sentient, conscious, emotional beings undergo in factory farms, it's very difficult to bear. Going vegan isn't enough -- other people need to be woken up to this great evil.

    Morrissey is a brave man for choosing such a loaded issue to point out animal abuse, but he was entirely correct in his statements. Nevertheless, career-wise, I can't imagine this will benefit him.

    For a level-headed approach to veganism, please visit

    Posted by: nodrog | Jul 28, 2011 1:17:10 PM

  13. The only thing worse than entertainers who imagine their celebrity qualifies them to speak on public policy are the media outlets who want us to care.

    Posted by: Bryan | Jul 28, 2011 1:23:49 PM

  14. meh, let's move on.

    Posted by: truthiness | Jul 28, 2011 1:30:57 PM

  15. "Going vegan isn't enough -- other people need to be woken up to this great evil."

    Mind your own business. Stop telling other people how to live their lives.

    Honestly, I'm not sure why other gays - of all people - need to be reminded to stop trying to impose their views on others.

    Besides, I don't think there's been actual chicken served at KFC in decades.

    Posted by: Nat | Jul 28, 2011 2:04:29 PM

  16. Honestly, I'm not sure why other gays - of all people - need to be reminded to stop trying to impose their views on others.

    You must be new here.

    Posted by: AG | Jul 28, 2011 2:47:33 PM

  17. @AG: THANK YOU! You just gave me the biggest laugh of the day, and I needed it!

    Posted by: jim | Jul 28, 2011 3:08:53 PM

  18. Does anyone care what this guys thinks?!

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 28, 2011 6:18:46 PM

  19. For that matter should anyone care what this site posts anymore? The articles here are getting so irrelevant to LGBT rights issues that I'm starting to get convinced the reason for this site (like most sites) is not news but generation of revenue through the annoying ads.

    Every body back to work! Stop wasting your time with unproductive things (yes, this applies to me as well if that makes you all happy).

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 28, 2011 7:33:13 PM

  20. Mark that is one smart comment.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 28, 2011 9:21:50 PM

  21. @nodrog: Word!

    Posted by: Sam | Jul 28, 2011 9:22:16 PM

  22. Ok, Mark, ur not wrong. But this was good entertainment.

    And Morrissey isn't the only gay or bisexual man I've known of who has hopped onto the protect-the-animals battle-ship. It's simply WAY safer to talk about animal rights than equal treatment of gay people. Much SAFER to not speak too close to the heart.

    But it's Morrissey's thing I guess.

    @Rich F.: U got me to laugh. Thank you :-)

    Posted by: just_a_guy | Jul 29, 2011 5:28:34 AM

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