Gee, who knew. Or cared, frankly, but what the hell, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Music legend Morrissey DESTROYS cancel culture in brilliant new statement
Renowned English singer Morrissey on Friday denounced cancel culture in a blog post ripping into those who accuse him of being “far right,” and defending artistry from becoming trapped in the left-wing “monolith.”
The singer, who rose to fame as the lead of rock band The Smiths, took to his own Morrissey Central forum to dispel rumors that pop star Miley Cyrus dropped from his 2022 single “I Am Veronic” due to his politics.
Morrissey went on to say that “Cancel Vultures write only in headlines.”
“The Vultures are usually chief exponents of the hate and harassment which they themselves define as justification for Cancellation of others. Cancel Vultures are unknowable blanks, and they only attack those of whom they are most jealous – because others don’t count. They will not forgive you for being alive, but they will not square up to you face-to-face because they would be forced to look into your eyes…where the wordless truth resides. Worst of all, Cancel Vultures cannot ever apologize for being wrong. This would be worse than death.”
He then added that the “Left changed and deserted” him many years ago, and that he is “most certainly not Far Right.”
“My politics are straightforward: I recognize realities. Some realities horrify me, and some do not, but I accept that I was not created so that others might gratify me and delight me with all that they think and do – what a turgid life that would be,” Morrissey said. “I’ve been offended all of my life, and it has strengthened me, and I am glad. I wouldn’t have the journey any other way. Only by hearing the opinions of others can we form truly rational views, and therefore we must never accept a beehive society that refuses to reflect a variety of views.”
He then called back to other non-conformist music legends, including the Sex Pistols, David Bowie, the Ramones, and Alice Cooper.
“…no one saw these monoliths coming, therefore the people discovered them before the industry had time to halt the fun. Now, alas, music cannot happen unless it adheres to strict industry guidelines, and this falsely assures the listening public that things could not possibly be better than they currently are.”
So, not really Far Right, just a truth-teller, then. Which definitely confirms he ain’t Far Left, either. Later in the piece, Morrissey declares his intention to stay out of politics altogether, which represents a most refreshing change from the usual run of entertainment-industry super-duper-genii.