Morrissey has furiously hit out at the UK’s pandemic response in a new interview. He also compared society over the last 18 months to slavery.
Speaking to his nephew Sam Esty Rayner for his official website, Morrissey had this to say. “The bigger problem is that nobody can any longer agree with anyone else, and this is the main outcome of Con-vid”.
“It has brought the worst out in people, and we weren’t ever in this together”, Morrissey continued. “We are deprived of seeing and hearing other people, and above all, you want to be with others who see and hear what you see and hear, because this is basic oxygen for the human soul. Take it away and people are dead”.
“And more people are now forced into poverty which is another form of slavery, as is tax and Council Tax and all the other ways in which we are pinned down and tracked”.
“Our present freedom is restricted to visiting supermarkets and buying sofas”, the former Smiths frontman added.
Morrissey also compared the UK government to “Chinese emperors”. “We will allow you to live as we do if you behave yourself”.
“You can’t cancel someone who has always been cancelled” – Morrissey
Elsewhere in the interview, the singer was also asked by his nephew “some have tried to cancel you because of your views”, to which Morrissey issued this response.
“You can’t cancel someone who has always been cancelled”, he explained. “When did you last see me on television, or hear me on the radio? I unintentionally invented the condition of being cancelled!”.
“The music industry hasn’t ever celebrated me or offered me free food. 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”, he added.
“It seems to me that as soon as one person boo’s they all start to boo, and then when someone cheers they all start to cheer… but that’s just a loose theory”.
“Bonfire of Teenagers”
Last month, Morrissey announced his new album “Bonfire of Teenagers”. It is the first album released by Morrissey since he was dropped by his record label BMG.
The former frontman for the Smiths called it “the best album of my life”.
“The worst year of my life concludes with the best album of my life”, is a quote from the album.
Another quote reads, “Morrissey is unsigned. The album is available to the highest (or lowest) bidder”.
More on that here.
Morrissey’s former bandmate, Johnny Marr also said that the Smith’s obsession with media attention and fame was a “blind spot” for the group. Click here for the full report on that.