Morrissey's vocal chords are good for two things: singing awesome tunes and spewing controversial word vomit. Who could forget last week's quote in which Morrissey compared the Norway killings to McDonald's and "Kentucky Fried Shit"?
Given the chance, Morrissey did not issue an apology for what he said last week. In fact, he issued another statement to British press that qualified his rationale with an explanation equally controversial: "If you quite rightly feel horrified at the Norway killings, then it surely naturally follows that you feel horror at the murder of ANY innocent being. You cannot ignore animal suffering simply because animals 'are not us.'"
But Morrissey's Norway comment isn't the first head-shaking thing the singer has ever said to piss off someone somewhere. Here are ten other examples:
"Long hair is an unpardonable offense which should be punishable by death."
"I think I must be, absolutely, a total sex object. In every sense of the word."
On animal cruelty in China: "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies."
"Artists aren't really people. I'm actually 40 percent papier mache."
"That was the problem with the 'celibate' word because they don't consider for a moment that you'd rather not be, but you just are. I was never a sexual person."
"Madonna is closer to organized prostitution than anything else. I mean the music industry is obviously prostitution anyway, but there are degrees."
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"The idea of Jack the Ripper actually being a determined and excitable lesbian would take the glamor out of the working man's daily read. It's a weird world, isn't it?"
"Sex is a waste of batteries."
"There's more to life than books, you know. But not much more."
"America is not the world."