Hang the blessed Morrissey? OK, we may be well past that sentiment with the former The Smiths frontman at this point, as fans appear to be done apologizing for the singer after he gave an interview in which he claimed, among other things, that Adolf Hitler “was left wing.”
He also said London Mayor Sadiq Khan “cannot talk properly.”
Naturally, panic on the streets of Twitter ensued.
“As far as racism goes, the modern Loony Left seem to forget that Hitler was Left wing,” the singer said in an interview with John Riggers published on his website Morrissey Central Monday. “But of course we are all called racist now, and the word is actually meaningless.”
“It’s just a way of changing the subject. When someone calls you racist, what they are saying is ‘hmm, you actually have a point, and I don’t know how to answer it, so perhaps if I distract you by calling you a bigot we’ll both forget how enlightened your comment was’.”
When Riggers says that “London has become a murder capital recently,” Morrissey responded that the city is “debased.”
“The Mayor of London tells us about ‘Neighborhood policin’ – what is ‘policin’? He tells us London is an ‘amazin’ city. What is ‘amazin’? This is the Mayor of London! And he cannot talk properly! I saw an interview where he was discussing mental health, and he repeatedly said ‘men’el’ … he could not say the words ‘mental health’. The Mayor of London! Civilisation is over!”
Though this is far from the first controversial thing Morrissey has said in recent years, those comments were enough to give fans everything they needed to lay into the iconic musician.
“Shout out to Morrissey’s interviewer, you allowed him to hang himself more effectively than in an all-out hatchet job,” one tweeted.
“i regret to inform you that Morrissey’s brain has turned to oatmeal,” another wrote.
See more fan reactions from Twitter below.
My dad always warned me not to get a Morrissey tattoo when I was younger which I was adamant I was getting, incase he turned out to be a nonce or something, thank you dad, thank you forever 🙏
— caliente (@kreamykegal) April 17, 2018
SHUT UP MORRISSEY. pic.twitter.com/cAxN1iLLlH
— AndrewTrendell (@AndrewTrendell) April 17, 2018
Shout out to Morrissey's interviewer, you allowed him to hang himself more effectively than in an all-out hatchet job
— Alex Needham (@alexneedham74) April 17, 2018
i regret to inform you that Morrissey’s brain has turned to oatmeal https://t.co/xaeZiSXrDe
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) April 17, 2018
— NewsThump (@newsthump) April 17, 2018
some kid in 2002: I'm tired of my old, grumpy, racist dad. I wish Morrissey was my dad.
monkey's paw: [curls]
— Alex P 👹 (@SaddestRobots) April 17, 2018
I see Morrissey trending. Oh dear. Quick Google and it seems he has now completed his transformation into fully fledged Yorkshire Tory MEP. Heaven knows, he's completely barking now.https://t.co/c3BD4otUgU
— Paul (@PaulOnBooks) April 17, 2018