Bigmouth strikes again, indeed. Morrissey, he of the permanently dour demeanor and pleasingly literate mope-rock, has landed himself in the news again, this time for equating the recent massacre in Norway to fast food.
"We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with ninety-seven dead [sic]. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Frieds every day."
Oh, Moz. Where to begin? First of all, prefacing "Meat is Murder" with a rant about vegetarianism is a little like Metallica: Storytellers: "Uh, this next song is about, uh, seeking and destroying" — the song's theme is expressed rather well by the title.
Secondly: I know all the things that happen to you or in your purview are the most important things of all, but comparing the deaths of nearly 100 people to deep-fried fast food, and doing it in Warsaw, Poland, of all places? I mean, it'd be one thing to make such a reference in Portland, Oregon: the basic inanity of your statement would remain intact, but it wouldn't be getting broadcast in a place with such a colorful history of, you know, real murder.
Morrissey's long been recognized for his lyrical prowess; maybe he should start thinking his stage patter through a bit more.