Morrissey Sparks Outrage by Comparing Norway Massacre to McDonald's and KFC

> Jul 28 2011

Morrissey Sparks Outrage by Comparing Norway Massacre to McDonald's and KFC
By Gregory AdamsIconic English mopester and outspoken animal rights activist Morrissey outraged a number of fans after making disparaging comments about last week's shootings and bombings in Norway.

Just before launching into the anti-meat industry anthem "Meat Is Murder" at a concert in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday (July 24), the former Smiths singer waxed to the crowd, "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 Shit every day."

You can see footage of the performance below, though his tirade has been removed from the video.

While the controversial crooner is welcome to his opinion, many took offence to comparing the tragedy in Norway to the plight of poultry industry. The Mirror points to angered fans weighing in on fansites, with one posting, "The killing of children compared to KFC & McDonald's?!!! What an asshole!"

Another writes, "I really don't know if that is forgivable? Or of any use to the vegetarian cause?"

If you were hoping to hear more from Morrissey on the issue, better luck next time. A spokesperson for the singer wrote, "Morrissey has decided not to comment any further as he believes his statement speaks for itself."

As brutal as the comments are, they aren't exactly surprising. In recent memory, Morrissey imposed a ban on performing in Canada due to the seal hunt, campaigned against bearskin hats and labelled the people of China as a "subspecies" for their lack of animal cruelty laws. As consistent as he has been in his beliefs, the timing of his comments have furthered marred the rep of the boy with the thorn in his side.

Thanks toThe Daily Swarm for the tip.

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give that nobody really gives a shit about his records anymore, stephen has to do something to make sure he's still in the news. it's not even shocking, just boring and obvious. kind of like his music when you think of it...
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Simply put: He is an asshole.
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How dare he suggest that other sentient life forms have the same right to life as his own species!
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If you fail to recognise other animals as feeling, living beings than yes I could see you being upset at this comment. But when you are aware enough to understand that non-human animals lives are no less important than human lives, and that that billions of non-human animals are tortured an murdered every year than his comments seem pretty accurate.
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bullshit, at this point i'm sure ol' moz is using the whole animal rights schtick as a prop in order to get his washed up ass in the news. it's cynical and opportunistic and i doubt it would further his cause.
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oh for fuck's sake, some of these comments are retarded. we use animals. for food. we've done it for thousands of years. we FARM them. they therefore, do not and should not have the same rights as humans. id like to think that a human has more of a 'right to life' than, say, a chicken.
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He's not saying animals lives are as important, he feels human lives are unimportant. Rich, hypocritical stars get off on slamming consumer culture even though they have profited most from it.....what was that price on the box set posted recently?
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Because if it's been done for thousands of years, it's a morally sound practice? That's scary logic.
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I'm Canadian and given the current price of seal pelts I can honestly say, the only reason we continue the hunt now is to keep Morrissey away.
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While i agree that his comment's were slightly tactless in this instance, most of the time Morrissy is spot on. China's animal cruelty laws(or lack thereof) are simply barbaric, as is the practice of seal clubbing and slaughtering bears for pretty hats. Btw some of these other comments here are fucking scary "animals are there to be eaten so who cares?" - if an animal can experience pain, then cause it no pain - if an animal can experience loss, then do not sever it's social connections. to simply say "all animals are equally stupid" is well... stupid
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How dare he suggest that other sentient life forms have the same right to life as his own species!

You're pathetic. You should die.
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Animals should be treated much better on this planet.....mankind is a pathetic excuse for intelligence! I'm with Moz on this one!
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