Published Dec 18, 2017Morrissey delivered a new solo album titled Low in High School last month, but you wouldn't know it from reading recent headlines. Instead, interviews with German publication Der Spiegel and The Times of London have found the vocalist defending Kevin Spacey and sexual harassment, while also threatening to kill Donald Trump.
While attempting to clarify his comments last week, Morrissey hit out at the publications, alleging that they had doctored his interview audio. Der Spiegel called his bluff, releasing the tapes to the public to show that the conversations did in fact take place and its quotes were pretty damn accurate.
Now, Moz has decided to double down and release an eight-minute "State of the Union Address" in which he says the Secret Service paid him a visit over his comments surrounding President Trump.
After calling the authorities "very, very nice," he added, "Congratulations, Der Spiegel. You achieved everything that you set out to do. Whether again I'm allowed free access to America, I really don't know. I have to wait and see if I can enter the country again."
Elsewhere in the clip, Morrissey sounds not unlike the man he said he would hypothetically murder, alleging that the "hateful press" for "purposefully" running his reputation ragged in the wake of releasing his new album.
"It seems to me that, in the first place, they get very angry or very excited if you stop to say something that people are listening to or that reflect the will of the people. They get very nervous. They won't allow it. They shut it down and so forth," he says.
He continues: "They're not listening to the music. They're not listening to anything, really. They see my name, and they want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. And as I said, in many ways, they do succeed. There's not really that much you can do about it. You have to live with it."
Morrissey didn't comment on his recent inclusion on GQ's Worst Dressed list, but the outfit he's sporting in the video below might be testament enough.