Morrissey Denounces Political Correctness, Says London Is ‘Debased’ in Controversial Interview

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Amy Balog London-based writer and journalist
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English singer and songwriter Morrissey discussed his issues with British politics and Islam in a new interview published on his website.

The former frontman of the Smiths condemned all the major UK parties for their failure to address such horrible practices as female genital mutilation, halal slaughter and child marriage.

“[Theresa] May was always a Prime Minister uninvited. She is incapable of leadership,” the artist said. “She cannot say her own name unless it’s written down on a cue card in front of her. I recall her speech on Eid al-Adha [an Islamic holiday], and how she referred to it as a ‘joyous celebration’, as millions of animals had their throats slit to mark the occasion. I wondered what kind of compassion she could possibly have.”

Having long been an advocate for animal welfare, he expressed particular anger over the ubiquity of halal slaughter, calling it “evil.” He added that it “requires certification that can only be given by supporters of ISIS, and yet in England we have halal meat served in hospitals and schools! UK law is pointless!”

He also had a few things to say about the state of the British capital, which he called “debased”:

“London is second only to Bangladesh for acid attacks. All of the attacks are non-white, and so they cannot be truthfully addressed by the British government or the Met Police or the BBC because of political correctness. What this means is that the perpetrator is considered to be as much of a victim as the actual victim. We live in the Age of Atrocity.”

The singer clearly isn’t a fan of London mayor Sadiq Khan. He criticized Khan’s accent, saying that “he 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!”

This isn’t the first time Morrissey expressed opinions that many consider controversial. When asked by the interviewer why he thought the press saw him as a “difficult figure,” his response was: “Because I speak from the heart. The mainstream media will only encourage pop artists who have nothing to say. We are meant to keep our nose out of politics even though we are all living, breathing humans and as much a part of 2018 life as anyone else.”