Because they are human beings - which by default means that 95% of them have no taste in music. I should know - you should hear the crap that my gay neighbors listen to. I mean, they like Celine Dion for chrissakes! They went to see Cher! It's a very sick world we live in.
It also seems that more gay men were into Morrissey when he was young and gorgeous, but now that he's older and not so attractive, they couldn't care less. During the Kill Uncle and Your Arsenal tours, the gay boys were EVERYWHERE. It seemed like gay men made up the majority of the audience at some of the shows. Now it seems like there are way more straight women who fancy Moz. I mean, you used to rarely see any women getting up on stage - it was all men (and lots of straight men, at that). But now? Seems like women and kids are getting onstage. It's very, very strange.
What a load of twaddle. In the early days all the boys at school and college and for many years after that I knew loved Morrrissey and they were all straight. The majority of his male fans are straight and always have been. That is why he is such an enigma.People can`t understand why.I think you have to be working class English to appreciate the appeal he had in the 80`s and early 90`s. Gay blokes that I know like Erasure and the Pet Shop Boys and did 20 years ago.