[lastfm]Morrissey[/lastfm], CLOSE YOUR MOUTH. In a recent interview, [lastfm]The Smiths[/lastfm]’ former singer is quoted as saying, “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 sub-species.”
While this isn’t Morrissey’s first row with racism, he has always tried to advocate Love over Hate. Remember back in 2008? The vegan, who wrote the track “Meat Is Murder”, donated £28,000 to Love Music Hate Racism after his comments about immigration. The group no longer accepts donations from the singer, even after he countered the racist accusations.
Spokesman Martin Smith of Love Music Hate Racism spoke up:
It is crude racism. When you start using language like ‘sub-species’, you are entering into dark and murky water.
Morrissey, get yourself together. We understand you feel strongly about the maltreatment of animals, but cruelty toward another human race transcends the “meat is murder” argument.
Why, just last year you walked off stage at a festival in California after complaining about the smell of meat cooking from nearby stalls. It’s high-time you realized music may eclipse racism, but your comments drown out your music.