1980’s English rock star Steven Morrissey said in an online interview this week that he doesn’t see a difference between eating meat and pedophilia.
“I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia (sic),” he said, responding to a question about what’s motivated him to be a vegetarian. “They are both rape, violence, murder.”
“If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away,” the former frontman for The Smiths continued. Imagine, for example, if you were in a nightclub and someone said to you ‘Hello, I enjoy bloodshed, throat-slitting and the destruction of life,’ well, I doubt if you’d want to exchange phone numbers.”
[sharequote align=”center”]”If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away.”[/sharequote]
Morrissey added in the interview he would like “the Queen of England to be asked why she wears an electrocuted bear-cup on her head” and wondered why if a British celebrity is “so certain that flesh-food is tasty then why doesn’t he stick one of his children in a microwave.”
In February, Morrissey canceled an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” after learning the cast of “Duck Dynasty” would be on the same night. At the time, he said he didn’t want to be featured on a program that included “animal serial killers.”
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