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Morrissey Slams Naturalist David Attenborough--And Twitter Is Having None Of It

By Dana Levinson

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.

Fans of Attenborough quickly took to Twitter and descended on Morrissey: