Morrissey is certainly no stranger to controversy. The former Smith’s singer, a longtime vegetarian, has made his thoughts on meat-eating abundantly clear in his latest Q&A with fans. He took to True To You, an online fan site dedicated to the artist, and answered questions submitted by his devout listeners.
“I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder,” he said.
Continuing his comparison of the meat industry to other horrible human-related situations, he also likened the slaughter of animals to genocide, saying, “If you believe in the abattoir then you would support Auschwitz.”
I’m all for humane treatment of animals — the way they’ve been turned into factory-made “meat products” is pretty horrific and disgusting — but his comparison is really off the charts, even for him! Wow.