Over the weekend, former Smiths frontman Morrissey defended the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel. It’s pretty bad!
“As far as I know, he [Spacey] was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old,” the 58-year-old told the site. “Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14… I don’t know about you, but in my youth I was never in situations like that. When you’re 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 if you thought that was cringeworthy, you just wait! He also claimed that with Weinstein, people “know exactly what’s going on” — and suggested that some victims were disappointed that they hadn’t been given a “great career.”
The backlash was swift. A variety of celebrities and otherwise verified people took to Twitter to express their disappointment — or, to note that Morrissey has kind of been the worst all along.
I don’t understand how so much of what Morrissey sings is so beautiful yet so much of what he says is so ugly.
— Chris Gethard (@ChrisGethard) November 19, 2017
my sympathies to white people everywhere who just found out morrissey is bad
— Scaachi (@Scaachi) November 20, 2017
New Morrissey includes songs:
“ He was asking for it”
“Nuts and sluts”
“ Jus’ Harvey Bein’ Harvey”
“Get over it!” https://t.co/w6NDB7qGjf
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) November 20, 2017
I told you all Morrissey was a cunt.
— Nadine Shah (@nadineshah) November 19, 2017
Morrissey has lost the fucking plot. Weinstein + Spacey unfairly attacked? For rape, sexual abuse+coercion etc. Fuck U Morrissey! Fuck YOU.
— Garbage (@garbage) November 19, 2017
Morrissey has been showing you who he is for decades now. It’s just got increasingly easy to hear.
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) November 19, 2017
Fuck Morrissey. https://t.co/QBUL7H11mf
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 19, 2017
Morrissey is like, two shitty opinions away from being invited as a guest onto Infowars.
— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) November 19, 2017
We suggest Morrissey take his victim blaming and keep it.