Earlier this week, Morrissey released his long-anticipated Autobiography via Penguin Classics. One section obliquely describes the singer’s intimate “whirlwind” relationship with Jake Owen Walters. Via The Guardian:

“Jake and I neither sought not needed company other than our own for the whirlwind stretch to come,” he writes. “Indulgently Jake and I test how far each of us can go before ’being dwelt in’ causes cries of intolerable struggle, but our closeness transcends such visitations.”

Morrissey never specifies whether they were lovers, but talks of sharing hotel suites, of being photographed with his head “resting on Jake’s exposed belly,” and of Jake bringing him tea in the bath.

He also recounts an exchange at an airport. “’Well,’ says the woman in the British Airways lounge, ’you’re either very close brothers or lovers.’ ’Can’t brothers be lovers?’ I imprudently reply – always ready with the pointlessly pert, whether sensible or not.”

The book also references Morrissey’s lack of interest in the opposite sex (“Far more exciting were the array of stylish racing bikes that my father would bring home,” he writes). But now, in his first statement since the release of the book (and its distillation in the media), Moz set things straight, so to speak:

19 October 2013

“Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course … not many”

-MORRISSEY, Sweden, 19 October 2013.

(via True To You)

He defintely still hates NME, though.

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  2. 6/10 would bang.

  3. I’m definitely not attracted to this new ‘from the web’ ad crap on all Sterogum stories.

  4. Oh, I think I might also be a Humusexual. Because, I’m really enjoying this particular bowl of bean dip right now. My reading comprehension skills are not so great, but I really feel like Morrissey understands me right now.

  5. I know that it’s his life and all, and I’m trying to respect his privacy on the subject, but he’d really be doing a world of good to sexually confused teens everywhere (especially the ones who grew up with The Smiths and are now in adult bodies) if he just cut the dorky jokes and talked earnestly about his weird relationship with desire. He’s a pretty singular icon for a generation (or two) of boys too misanthropic to be “gay” gay, and he’s probably making a killing of this book – I’ll stop short of saying “he OWES us”, but COME ON!

    • But on the other hand, as he currently presents himself, he’s doing a world of good for people who feel unable to place themselves within a strict label system. I know I have friends who have been attracted to both genders but don’t feel that calling themselves bi or gay is accurate. It’s doing a whole other group of people a world of good having somebody in the public spotlight is willing to say;
      1. ‘I am attracted to both genders, but one more than the other and neither particularly often’
      2. ‘My sexuality is complicated and i don’t owe anyone a full explanation of it’.
      I personally think that is far more helpful for sexually confused people than having him give some rambling, contradictory, convoluted explanation of himself.

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  7. Dear Moz,


  8. it’s not as if any of this is huge news. he’s always been sexually ambiguous to the point of telling journalists to fuck off when they ask, but he has said in the past he’s had relationships with men AND women.

    what’s worth noting, however, is the extent to which people care in order to put him in a category. if anyone thinks we should categorize in order to to humanize him in some way, or thinks this has any bearing on defining what kind of person morrissey actually is, maybe they really should fuck off.

  9. I don’t know if Moz is in denial or if he is just giving himself the green light to go fuck anyone, everyone or no one for that matter.


  11. pics or not human

  12. This post would’ve been better titled “Morrissey: I am a Humansexual”.

  13. Morrissey only fucks himself

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