Morrissey: Fast Food Worse Than Norway Massacre

Singer sparks outrage with comment at concert
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2011 10:22 AM CDT
Morrissey performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2011 in Glastonbury, England.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Oh, Morrissey, will you ever learn? The singer's stance on animal rights has yet again gotten him in hot water: At a concert in Poland over the weekend, the vegan/former Smiths frontman mentioned the twin terror attacks in Norway. “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown," he said, "though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried s*** every day.” Outraged fans called for his retirement, the Telegraph reports.

Morrissey, however, doesn't seem too repentant: "He believes his statement speaks for itself," says his spokesperson. Lest you had forgotten, the singer's passion for animals has also led him to refer to the Chinese people as a "subspecies" and call for artist Damien Hirst’s head in a bag.

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