Morrissey recently canceled a scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because the show’s other guests, the stars of Duck Dynasty, “amount to animal serial killers.” Something Morrissey declared in a public statement or intimated in an interview has seized headlines around the world? Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
While Morrissey’s cancellation proved ripe for parody on Kimmel, statements in the past have inspired more controversy than chuckles. Comments on England losing its English identity have generated accusations of racism, as has the singer’s referral to the Chinese as a “subspecies” while lamenting the nation’s lack of animal protection laws. Whether you love or loathe the perpetual drama, at least he’s never boring.
In a world full of safe, inoffensive pop stars, Morrissey is the rare provocateur, and here are some of our favorite quotes.
–Mikala Taylor // Frank Mojica
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