Morrissey Doubles Down on His Sexual Harassment Views: "It Can Be Just a Pathetic Attempt at Courtship"
Published Nov 27, 2017Last week, Morrissey spewed out another one of his particularly unpopular opinions, seeming to defend alleged sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey in an interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel. Over the weekend, The Sunday Times published a profile on the controversial singer (this time without the possibility of getting lost in Google translation), and it hears Moz jamming his foot further into his mouth.
"You must be careful as far as 'sexual harassment' is concerned, because often it can be just a pathetic attempt at courtship," Morrissey told the publication — at least seeming to place the blame on perpetrators for being bad at flirting, rather than the victims this time.
"I'm sure it's horrific, but we have to keep everything in proportion," he added, more closely echoing his previous comments about harassers being "unnecessarily attacked."
Morrissey continued to say, "I have never been sexually harassed, I might add" — a statement in direct contrast to what the singer claimed happened during a security screening at San Francisco International Airport in 2015.
Moz addressed the controversial quotes from Spiegel onstage at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago on Saturday night (November 25), claiming that it was "the last print interview I will ever do." He added that unless readers see the words come out of his mouth, "I didn't say them."
Watch footage from his onstage speech in Chicago in the player below.