Morrissey Spouts Off on "Con-vid" Pandemic, Says He's "Always Been Cancelled"

The former Smiths frontman is at it again

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jul 6, 2021

Earlier this year, Morrissey announced plans for his first new album since being dropped by BMG in favour of "diversity hires" — or so he claims. That record is well on its way to being released later this year, and in an attempt at promoting the effort, the former Smiths frontman has posted a new interview to his website, Morrissey Central.

In the lengthy interview, the singer did speak about his forthcoming record, but before he got anywhere close to talking about music, the controversial figure — of course — had some hot takes to spout off about, encompassing everything from COVID to cancel culture.

When asked about coronavirus, the artist revealed that he leans more toward the conspiracy side of things, referring to the pandemic as "Con-vid." He also likened post-pandemic society to "slavery" and Britain's government to "Chinese emperors," claiming their motto should be, "We will allow you to live as we do if you behave yourself."

This isn't the first instance of COVID-denial from Morrissey — back in May, he confirmed his plans for a short residency at Las Vegas's Caesar's Palace this summer, while adamantly explaining there will be "no anti-social distancing or facial concealment rules in place."

In the interview, the singer also claimed he "invented" the condition of being cancelled.

"You can't cancel someone who has always been cancelled," he said. "When did you last see me on television, or hear me on the radio? I unintentionally invented the condition of being cancelled!"

He continued: "I've always been treated like a scientific experiment gone wrong. I'm used to it. I've been immune to enemy fire for many years. I wear a bullet-proof vest in the bath."

Morrissey reiterated his long-held stance that he is "apolitical" while also praising right-wing news broadcaster, Sky News Australia and Brexit-supporting English radio personality, Julia Hartley-Brewer.

Read the full interview here.

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