Funny story, yet I have to confess thinking that it was Morrissey who "flopped" in this encounter, if it is accurately recounted by Cho. I am a big Morrissey fan but I would hate to be spoken to in such a way by anyone, famous or otherwise.
The one and only time I met Morrissey was very similar to Mr. Cho's. I was with my best friend, and he tells Moz, "we started our first band in high school because of you", to which Morrissey replied "Oh yeah, where did that get you?". His comment was barbed, but funny, and I quickly laughed it off. I had a moment to say how empowering his music is to me, and how he made being awkward as a teenager feel OK, because I wasn't alone. By the end, he seemed genuinely touched by what I'd said and was very sweet. I got a hug, a hand shake, and before I knew it, he was off into the Los Angeles night.