Former frontman for The Smiths and vegan activist Morrissey is no stranger to controversy. Recently he defended both Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Yet it seems that a quote he gave to the Sunday Times is the one drawing the most ire. It has to do with beloved wildlife authority David Attenborough. He told the publication:
I don’t know about Attenborough’s regard for animals... He often uses terms like ‘seafood’ and there’s no such thing as seafood. It’s sea life, and he talks about ‘wildlife’ and it’s free life. Animals are not wild simply because we pathetic humans haven’t shoved them in a cage, so his terminology is often up the pole.
So Morrissey has defended Spacey and Weinstein AND had a pop at David Attenborough. He's still the frontman of my favourite ever band, but my goodness outside of music what a complete cock.— Bill (@BillyCurtis69) November 28, 2017
What is wrong with this Morrissey person? One minute he's saying women led Trump & Weinstein on and now he's questioning David Attenborough's 'regard for animals'! Where are the men in white with the restraining-harness when you need them??!!— Principle Boy (@jdwallis) November 27, 2017
'Morrissey has criticised Sir David Attenborough' Oh enough now you wretched little man, I am now on a full Morrissey boycott.— Stefan (@stefanatical) November 27, 2017
Proving why he’s 1 of the biggest cocks that ever walked the earth. Sad little man.— Craig Wilson (@cragglesnatch) November 28, 2017
Think wikipedia has the answer why:— Lophophanes (@Lophophanes) November 27, 2017
"In a 2006 BBC poll, Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British cultural icon, behind only David Attenborough"
Bet he's miffed not being first! 😂