Published Apr 03, 2018Morrissey's controversial statements have made more impact in the last few years than any of his musical output, and now he's created his very own dumping ground to keep all his bad ideas in one convenient place.
The former Smiths singer has created a website called Morrissey Central, and he's used it to take aim at Nick Hasted's recent essay in the Independent. In the piece, Hasted grappled with reconciling his love of Morrissey's music with his disgust at the singer's hateful views.
Moz's response seems to prove Hasted's point.
Morrissey deemed the essay "an extreme Hate Piece so loaded with vile bile that it almost choked on its own endless capacity to be appalled."
He criticized the paper for ignoring other stories to focus on him, writing: "Instead let's demonize Morrissey — who deserves our indefatigable abuse since he appears to be saying some things that many people are actually thinking."
In classic Moz form, he also referred to editor Christian Broughton as a "dictator."
He did try to clarify his position on Brexit, writing, "I believe I have mentioned Brexit twice in my entire life, and neither comment expressed love. I had explained how Brexit had been a strike for democracy because of the disgust that the political elite had shown towards the people who did not vote the way that they were warned to by media bullies."
He also said, however, the fact that the UK is still in the "clutches" of the European Union two years after the vote "simply explains exactly why the Leave campaigners voted as they did in the first place."
"I am neither Loony Left nor Far Right," Morrissey continued. "I am a humanitarian. I have not ever once voted in a British election because I have not ever discovered a party that represents my views."
Read Morrissey's full post here, and stay tuned for updates from what is sure to be a busy blog.