Morrissey continues to lash out at media’s depiction of Brexit.
Two months after Morrissey criticised the BBC for its “smearing” of Brexit supporters, the ex-The Smiths singer is back at it again this time calling the result of the British referendum to leave the EU “magnificent.”
Morrissey’s latest remark came during an Australian interview with Faster Louder where he was asked how the current political climate compared to the 1980s. “The British political class has never quite been so hopeless, but the same can be said for the USA,” Morrissey replied.
“What has happened is that news media can no longer attach any nobility to old-style politics because although politicians do not and cannot change, the people the world over have changed. What could be more grotesquely stupid than the Clinton-Trump coverage? As for Brexit, the result was magnificent, but it is not accepted by the BBC or Sky News because they object to a public that cannot be hypnotised by BBC or Sky nonsense. These news teams are exactly the same as Fox and CNN in that they all depend on public stupidity in order to create their own myth of reality. Watch them at your peril!”
So it’s not just the BBC he’s angry at then.
Later in the same interview, when asked about The Smiths’ place in his legacy, Morrissey mulled over his importance to America compared to PJ Harvey and a seemingly overdue Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination.
“I now think that The Smiths are listed as, for example, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, because people generally think that The Smiths also covers Morrissey – which it doesn’t. Consequently we have PJ Harvey as a Hall Of Fame nominee yet it can’t be argued that she has ever meant more than Morrissey in the USA, and needless to say I have never been a nominee.”
Earlier this year, Morrissey gave Joe Manganiello permission to make a film about The Smiths.