That Morrissey, the English singer and ex-frontman of The Smiths, loves causing controversy is a well-known fact that surprises nobody in Britain.?
Well, hardly anything surprises British people, but this time's an exception. This time Morrissey has stepped over a red line. And the Brits are fuming.?
After defending Kevin Spacey and blaming the victims of Harvey Weinstein, Morrissey went after the country's most beloved national treasure. We are naturally talking about David Attenborough, the wildlife authority whose dulcet tones make watching Planet Earth and Blue Planet a life-changing experience.?
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Morrissey, a longtime vegan activist who orders food stalls at his concerts to sell only vegetarian food, dared to question Attenborough's real love for animals.?
“It was beautiful but I don’t know about Attenborough’s regard for animals,” he said in reference to BBC 2's The Culture Show poll in 2006 that voted Morrissey Britain's second most important cultural icon after Attenborough. ?
“He often uses terms like ‘seafood’ and there’s no such thing as seafood. It’s sea life, and he talks about ‘wildlife’ and it’s free life. Animals are not wild simply because we pathetic humans haven’t shoved them in a cage, so his terminology is often up the pole.”
Maybe Morrissey was just venting his frustration, but it definitely didn't go well with Attenborough fans on Twitter:?
Think wikipedia has the answer why:
"In a 2006 BBC poll, Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British cultural icon, behind only David Attenborough"
Bet he's miffed not being first! ??
— Lophophanes (@Lophophanes) November 27, 2017
So Morrissey has defended Spacey and Weinstein AND had a pop at David Attenborough. He's still the frontman of my favourite ever band, but my goodness outside of music what a chartph.complete cock.
— Bill (@BillyCurtis69) November 28, 2017
I’m the space of a couple of weeks Morrissey has defended Kevin spacey and Harvey Weinstein but slated David Attenborough, he wants to start ww3
— Tom Wheatly (@tomwheatly) November 28, 2017
Morrissey having a pop at Davis Attenborough, get to fuck ya nonce!
— Hendo1980 (@Hendo1980) November 28, 2017
I've been saying Morrissey is a cunt for years, but people only give a shit now because he said some unpleasant things about David Attenborough? Where were you when he chartph.compared everyone who eats meat to child rapists, you bandwagon-jumping cretins?
— Not A Douglas (@MangoFlush) November 28, 2017
After reading Morrissey's attack on the legend that is David Attenborough who has educated so many on natural history, i've chartph.come to realise Morrissey & Trump have something in chartph.common...everytime they open their mouths only lunacy & arrogance chartph.comes out. Could they sink any lower..
— Genevieve Williams (@GenevieveAutumn) November 28, 2017