Once again he shoots himself in the foot.
Morrissey: 'Norway Attacks Nothing Compared To Actions Of Fast Good Giants' - Gigwise
Morrissey has courted criticism after he reportedly compared the actions of fast food companies to the recent attacks in Norway.
At least 76 people died last week in two separate attacks which were both orchestrated by far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik.
Morrissey, a staunch vegetarian, made reference the massacre during a performance in at Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland earlier this week, according to the Daily Mirror.
Before playing The Smiths' song 'Meat is Murder', he is quoted as saying: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead.
“Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Sh*t every day.”
Video footage of Morrissey performing the song has been published on YouTube, but it omits his alleged introduction.
Morrissey's comment is the latest in a string of outbursts in recent months, many of which have focussed on animal welfare.
Link from Tingle3:
Morrissey says Norway massacre is "nothing" compared to the actions of fast food chains - Daily Mirror
by Ashleigh Rainbird
MORRISSEY has sparked outrage after saying the tragedy in Norway was “nothing” compared to the actions of fast food chains.
The controversial singer, 52, made his remark while on stage at a gig in Warsaw on Sunday night.
Before launching into his hit Meat is Murder, the outspoken vegetarian made reference to the horrific events last Friday.
Referring to the death toll as thought at the time he said: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried S*** every day.”
Two nights earlier the singer introduced the same song with another lambasting of the brands.
Gig-goers took to his fan sites to condemn the his outburst. One wrote: “The killing of children compared to KFC & McDonald’s?!!! What an ass****!”
Another wrote: “I really don’t know if that is *forgivable? Or of any use to the vegetarian cause?”
A spokesman said last night: “Morrissey has decided not to comment any further as he believes his statement speaks for itself.”
Sistasheila posted the link to the video and actual words spoken during the concert:
"Despite the love, we do live on a murderous planet,
as you will have seen over the last few days in Norway.
Murder murder murder.
But really, every single day, worse things happen in KFC and McDonalds.
Murder, murder, murder, murder, murder..."
Link from inourbritches:
Morrissey: 'McDonald's, KFC worse than Norway massacre' - Digital Spy
Also, links posted by anonymous persons in the Warsaw post-show:
Meat biz worse than Norway: Morrissey - LFPress / Wenn.com
Morrissey lekceważąco o norweskiej tragedii - Interia.pl
Morrissey: – Massakren i Norge er ingenting mot massakren på Mc Donald's hver dag - tv2.no
80s Icon in Hot Water, a Facebook Status Leads To an Arrest, and a Whale Thanks its Rescuers in a Touching Way - Yahoo! News blog. Link from Desert Bee.