Morrissey

UPDATE:

This thing has taken on the tense rhythm of a Nadal-Federer rally at Wimbledon 2008. Morrissey is, of course, Federer. Why? Because they kind of look alike, don’t you think? They totally do! Fine, whatever. Anyway, Staples Center just returned Moz’s backhand smash from late yesterday (see below) with a delicately placed drop shot. Earlier today, Reuters reached out to Staples Center arena operator Anschutz Entertainment Group, seeking additional clarification regarding Moz’s clarification of the Staples Center’s prior clarification of Moz’s initial statement, and they came away with this:

“As of right now, there will be meat options for fans,” Staples Center spokeswoman Cara Vanderhook told Reuters.

Ball’s in your court, Moz! Worth remembering, though? Rafa beat R-Fed in 2008.

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Oh, it’s ON. Where’s the beef, you ask? Not at the Staples Center, says Moz. After releasing an initial statement announcing that the L.A. venue was going vegetarian for his 3/1 gig, only to be gently corrected by Staples Center reps who announced that no such arrangement was in place (All a big misunderstanding! Veggie tacos will, however, be served!), Morrissey has drawn the goddamn line: NOT IN MY HOUSE. (Which is in this case not his house at all, which, you know, whatever.) Per Moz-focused blog True To You, the singer released the following statement late yesterday:

Reports that the Staples Center will not be 100% vegetarian on March 1st are playfully untrue. Contractually, all McDonalds vendors shall be closed down, and the only thing burning shall be my heart.

Morrissey
20 February 2013
Los Angeles

He’s just the best, right? “Playfully untrue”? I see no way this is resolved peaceably, and it’s basically a lock he just bails on the gig altogether, but for statements like this, it’s worth it. (Signed, a resident of NYC who was plainly not going to the Staples gig anyway, and also eats meat.)

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  1. He should try pulling this kind of thing in Africa. It’d go over really well.

  2. Doesn’t he know you don’t win friends with salad?

  3. “Where’s the Beef?” has never been so literal.

  4. ddogdunit  |   Posted on Feb 21st, 2013 -6

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  5. Gonna strap some mini burger sliders to my legs before I go into the show.

  6. What an asshole. A narcissistic, bleeding-ulcered asshole. And PETA can suck my cock.. How’s that for some meat?

  7. You got that right — It’s definitely not about to meat or not to meat anymore, but rather how Moz can wiggle himself out of playing this gig. If you paid attention over recent weeks,when he kept cancelling dates due to his illness, the shows before and after the Staples show all got axed but the Staples show still remained. It very much sounds like he’s trying to destroy it himself. Knowing Moz’s ego, I wouldn’t be surprised if a venue as huge as the Staples center wasn’t selling to his pleasings and he just doesn’t want to play to a sickly audience.

  8. But can he shut down the bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors on the street outside of Staples?

  9. For the sake of pointless argument (so please don’t argue the logic of the question cause there is none):

    If Morrissey promised to get the Smiths back together if 75% of their fans went vegetarian for a month…would you do it?

    • I would go veg for a month if I could get a front row seat to Morrissey being tortured to death.

      I am so very tired of his BS and his whining ways. I have been told by several British bands that attended parties Morrissey was at, or shared backstage areas with him, that he is a complete hypocrite – he has been seen eating meat and leaving parties with his arm around members of both sexes (so much for his celebrated asexuality as well).

      Morrissey is all about image and press, he is a horrible person!

  10. Some links for you.

    Morrissey: “You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/03/morrissey-china-subspecies-racism?CMP=twt_gu

    Morrissey reckons Breivik is nothing compared to KFC and McDonalds
    http://metro.co.uk/2011/07/28/morrissey-says-norway-massacre-nothing-compared-to-what-happens-at-mcdonalds-and-kfc-94883/

    I know he really didn’t mean that killing 70 kids is the same thing that to slaughter a cow.. it’s just a political attention-seeking statement. But it’s fucking offensive thing to say. Imagine what relatives of those killed would feel if the yread such a headline?

    The guy is a cunt, just a cunt. Makes good music though.

  11. Some links for you.

    Morrissey: “You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies”
    h ttp://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/03/morrissey-china-subspecies-racism?CMP=twt_gu

    Morrissey reckons Breivik is nothing compared to KFC and McDonalds
    h ttp://metro.co.uk/2011/07/28/morrissey-says-norway-massacre-nothing-compared-to-what-happens-at-mcdonalds-and-kfc-94883/

    I know he really didn’t mean that killing 70 kids is the same thing that to slaughter a cow.. it’s just a political attention-seeking statement. But it’s fucking offensive thing to say. Imagine what relatives of those killed would feel if the yread such a headline?

    The guy is a cunt, just a cunt. Makes good music though.

    • Are you seriously attempting to postulate the preposterous assertion that a bunch of cows and chickens lack the full moral standing that humans hold thus making their lives *gasp* somehow less valuable than human ones?? Say, that of 70 children!??

      You speciesist fuck.

  12. El-P, spelling out how fucking ridiculous this all is

    “feel like i wont get a good nights sleep until i know for sure that staples center is going vegetarian for morrissey. in order its the staples center/morrissey issue, then fukushima reactor #4, then the middle east peace process.”
    – El-P on the whole Morrissey/Staples Center debacle. (Via El-Twitter)

  13. Are they going to be chicken-detecting at the doors? Maybe with thermographic cameras. Or scent dogs trained to find 11 secret herbs and spices or two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun.

  14. “The only thing burning shall be my heart”

    God dammit.

  15. UPDATE:

    Morrissey has now insisted The Staples Center will go 100% Green by cancelling his show.

  16. I thought Federer’s strength was his crushing forehand? Nadal was more of a backhand smash player.

  17. Moz, you gotta relax before you get an…. ulcer……

  18. Does anybody actually like this guy anymore?

  19. Moz always makes sense. He is a man of principles and has always been passionate about animal welfare. You don’t have to agree with him, but you better try to understand. It is quite disturbing that the first reaction to a person not liking something such as killing animals, is to get angry with them. Why so much hate? You have no control over what other people like or dislike.

  20. He should no longer be referred to as Moz, he is now to be called Kanye East

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