Morrissey unapologetic over Norway massacre comment

July 31st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Toronto, July 31 (IANS) Singer Morrissey is refusing to pull down his controversial comment where he compared the massacre in Norway to the daily slaughter of animals for fast food outlets, insisting they are morally equivalent.

Morrissey made the controversial remark during his performance in Poland July 24, two days after terror attacks plunged Norway into mourning, reports

Before starting his track “Meat Is Murder”, the singer told the crowd, “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown… Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried S**t every day.”

The 52-year-old has been criticised for voicing his controversial opinion but he remains unapologetic.

Morrissey has instead issued a statement in a bid to explain his words in more detail.

The statement reads: “The comment I made onstage at Warsaw could be further explained this way: Millions of beings are routinely murdered every single day in order to fund profits for McDonalds and KFCruelty, but because these murders are protected by laws, we are asked to feel indifferent about the killings, and to not even dare question them.”

“If you quite rightly feel horrified at the Norway killings, then it surely naturally follows that you feel horror at the murder of any innocent being. You cannot ignore animal suffering simply because animals ‘are not us’.” he added.

A Christian fundamentalist, Andrews Anders Breivik, went on a shooting spree in Utoyea island killing over 68 people. In a bomb blast in Norway’s capital Oslo, he killed seven people.

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