The right are quoting Morrissey. They should have read some of his other quotes first. [OPINION]

John Shafthauer

Anyone who follows Morrissey knows that he has some truly disgusting opinions. This is a man who in 2010 said:

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.

Despite this, some of Morrissey’s recent comments on multiculturalism have won him praise from the right. Although it’s safe to assume this praise will be short-lived once they become aware of his other opinions.


Paul Joseph Watson, the Editor-at-Large of the conspiracy site Info Wars, quoted Morrissey’s recent comments:

Watson has also shown support for the singer in the past:


Another one of Morrissey’s ‘truths’ – from an interview in 2014 – is this:

I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder. If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away.

Interestingly, Watson is a follower of the paleo diet. He told Broadly in 2017:

Other than that I try to follow the ‘original human diet,’ which means eating mostly meat.

Using ‘Morrissey logic’, this would make Watson ‘mostly paedophile’. Or at least ‘mostly as bad as a paedophile’ anyway.

Watson was presumably unaware of Morrissey’s opinion on this matter when he tweeted:



Of course, Morrissey comparing meat eaters to paedophiles may not be as bad as it first sounds. Or at least not as bad when using ‘Morrissey logic’ anyway. As the singer has actually defended people who have sex with children. He said of Kevin Spacey:

As far as I know, he was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old. Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14. One wonders where the boy’s parents were…

One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen. I do not know about you, but in my youth I have never been in situations like this… Never. I was always aware of what could happen. When you are in somebody’s bedroom, you have to be aware of where that can lead to. That’s why it does not sound very credible to me. It seems to me that Spacey has been attacked unnecessarily.

He also said:

If you go through history, almost everyone is guilty of sleeping with minors. Why not throw everyone in jail right away?

Why not indeed?

Although Morrissey’s defence of Spacey and Weinstein could present further problems for the right. Namely because Morrissey is standing by the wrong sort of offenders. As although his new fans have defended some prominent right-wing figures who’ve been accused of sexual assault:

They haven’t extended the same leniency to anyone they see as being aligned with the left:


Morrissey has been openly terrible for some time – with opinions that seem to put him at odds with everyone.

Maybe the right aren’t aware of all Morrissey’s ideas: maybe they just don’t care.

Either way, their love affair with Morrissey is a light that probably will go out. Unless of course they all decide to go vegan.

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