Cats, Photos — September 3, 2010 at 11:26 am

Morrissey wears a cat on his head, says ‘the Chinese are a subspecies’ in the Guardian

Morrissey on cover of Guardian Weekend

No stranger to oddball photo shoots, Brit-rock iconoclast Morrissey appears on the cover of tomorrow’s Guardian Weekend magazine with a cat perched atop his unsmiling head for a feature headlined “Bigmouth strikes again: Morrissey lets rip.”

The folks at the Guardian are hyping the cover and Simon Armitage’s interview on Twitter today, but are remaining mum about its contents, aside from deputy editor Katharine Viner’s claim that, “He has some sparkling lines — with one appalling exception.”

That, of course, already has Moz fans, er, atwitter, worried that the singer has mouthed off again like he did during an infamous 2007 interview with the NME in which he aired his feelings on immigration, reportedly saying, “Although I don’t have anything against people from other countries, the higher the influx into England the more the British identity disappears.” He later sued the publication over the quotes.

UPDATE: The Morrissey interview is posted, and, sure enough, already is causing a bit of a brouhaha, at least according to the Guardian itself, which has posted a separate story claiming Moz “reignites a simmering row about his views on race” with new comments about China’s poor animal rights record: “Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare?” Morrissey asks Armitage. “Absolutely horrific. You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies.”

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11 Comments

  1. I can’t believe he said that. That’s really quite depressing.

  2. And Morrissey continues to align himself proudly with Hitler, the other proud right wing vegetarian.

    “Do you know that your Führer is a vegetarian, and that he does not eat meat because of his general attitude toward life and his love for the world of animals? Do you know that your Führer is an exemplary friend of animals, and even as a chancellor, he is not separated from the animals he has kept for years?…The Führer is an ardent opponent of any torture of animals, in particular vivisection, and has declared to terminate those conditions…thus fulfilling his role as the savior of animals, from continuous and nameless torments and pain. ”
    —Neugeist/Die Weisse Fahne (German magazine of the New Thought movement

  3. Disappointing, to say the least.

  4. Chiel Groeneveld

    Thanks Jim, only took 3 comments to Godwin this time. And incorrect. Hitler was not a vegetarian.

    “Hitler’s asceticism played an important part in the image he projected over Germany. According to the widely believed legend, he neither smoked nor drank, nor did he eat meat or have anything to do with women. Only the first was true. He drank beer and diluted wine frequently, had a special fondness for Bavarian sausages and kept a mistress, Eva Braun… His asceticism was fiction invented by Goebbels to emphasize his total dedication, his self-control, the distance that separated him from other men. By this outward show of asceticism, he could claim that he was dedicated to the service of his people. In fact he was remarkably self-indulgent and possessed none of the instincts of the ascetic.”
    Robert Payne – Hitler: The Life and Death of Adolph Hitler

    And from the woman chef who was his personal cook in Hamburg during the late 1930s – Dione Lucas.
    In her “Gourmet Cooking School Cookbook,” she records that his favorite dish – the one that he customarily requested – was stuffed squab (pigeon). “I do not mean to spoil your appetite for stuffed squab, but you might be interested to know that it was a great favorite with Mr. Hitler, who dined in the hotel often.”

    But that does not mean Morrissey once again said some controversial stuff…

  5. ‘subspecies’ would be a cool name for a band

  6. this shot is a rip off of one by yoshi kametani

    http://www.mryoshi.com/Pages/portfolio/portfolio_25.html

  7. Well there seems to still be a debate about Hitler’s vegetarianism… Anyway I have not eaten meat in over 20 years, but I can’t stand so called animal rights activists who all too often advocate on behalf of animals at the expense of humans. Of course, Morrissey is just a stone cold racist. And yes… I did love The Smiths.

  8. Heaven knows I’m Miserable Miaow.

  9. Well…I think he’s right.. haha Keep it up Moz ^^

  10. za gonzalez

    Finally Moz with a pussy on his face.

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