Morrissey has been making things very awkward for his fanbase in the past few months. His recent interviews have been littered with some pretty challenging comments and the debate is raging on where he is coming from.
The latest in German magazine Das Spiegal continues this wonk narrative. Of course if you read the whole interview the context is different but there are moments here that are going to get him into more trouble… (full transcript here)
The tragedy is that the new album has some great songs on it but this is getting lost with comments like in a recent interview with German magazine Das Spiegal where the singer seems to stick up for Kevin Stacey and the charges of sexual harassment which has seen the actor fired from “House of Cards” and removed entirely from “All the Money in the World.” Few have come to the Oscar-winning actor’s defense, but he now has one notable ally in Morrissey. Speaking to Spiegel Online (and translated on Morrissey Solo), the singer calls the allegations against Spacey “ridiculous.”
“As far as I know, he was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old,” Morrissey added. “Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14. One wonders where the boy’s parents were. One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen.”
“I do not know about you but in my youth I have never been in situations like this. Never. I was always aware of what could happen,” Morrissey continued. “When you are in somebody’s bedroom, you have to be aware of where that can lead to. That’s why it does not sound very credible to me. It seems to me that Spacey has been attacked unnecessarily.”
And then the interview seems to turn to the, what has been proven fake accusations of rape against young immigrants in Germany.
SPIEGEL: So you think Angela Merkel is the mother of Europe?
Morrissey: Nunsie is smart enough not to say much. She stays silent, which is very interesting. but I’m sad that Berlin has become the rape capital.
SPIEGEL: The what? Capital of the Rape?
Morrissey: Yes, yes, Because of the open borders. Many people think it was a mistake of Angela Merkel, that she said in the beginning: “Come, come all here!” And then: “Yikes, yikes, but not!”
SPIEGEL: So you are against to take on fugitives?
Morrissey: Okay, let’s talk about multiculturalism. I want THAT Germany is German. I want France to be French. If you try to make everything multicultural, you will not have any culture at the end of your meal. ALL European countries have fought for their identity for many, many years. And now they just throw it away. I think that’s sad.