Why was Moz's criticism of Sadiq Khan's way of speaking offensive?

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I've never understood why people took offense when Morrissey claimed that Khan can't talk properly.
If it's an issue of race, that's irrelevant to his diction as he doesn't have a foreign accent. He speaks like a Londoner.
Why then is it any more offensive than when he mocked Mary Nightingale's way of speaking in the 2011 Dermot o Leary interview? Or when he made fun of Marr a bit for pronouncing guitar without the "t"?

It's obviously a bit of a socially conservative view that people in positions of authority should speak with plums in their mouths? I don't see anything particularly offensive about that. Please explain.
 
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