Published May 23, 2017An attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night (May 22) left 22 people dead and 59 injured. Standing as a part of the city's music history with the Smiths, Morrissey has released a statement on the events.
Taking to Facebook, Moz described his anger as "monumental" upon hearing news of the attacks while he was celebrating his birthday in the city. Putting England's politicians square in the crosshairs, he wonders, "for what reason will this ever stop?"
"Theresa May says such attacks 'will not break us', but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues," he wrote. "Also, 'will not break us' means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken — thanks all the same, Theresa."
He continued, "The Queen receives absurd praise for her 'strong words' against the attack, yet she does not cancel today's garden party at Buckingham Palace — for which no criticism is allowed in the Britain of free press. Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an 'extremist'. An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?"
Morrissey concluded by expressing that "in modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections."
Read his entire statement below.