Last week we mentioned that Johnny Marr was unhappy having current British Prime Minister David Cameron as a Smiths fan. He didn’t elaborate, but Morrissey did last week. “I would like to, if I may, offer support to Johnny Marr who has spoken out to the media this week against David Cameron…” begins Morrissey’s open letter.
He goes on to criticize Cameron’s support for repealing the Hunting Act, a move that would mean, “… the brutal killing of foxes, hares, deer, badgers, otters — just about anything that moves. Prince William, as a hunting enthusiast, also receives Morrissey’s scorn. He calls the Prince and his fiancé “… so dull as people that it is actually impossible to discuss them.” Moving on.
Back in August, Morrissey included Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure in his list of his top 13 favorite albums. Now he’s taken it back. “I apologize very deeply for my support over the years for the group Roxy Music. I had no idea until very recently that their singer Bryan Ferret is also an avid hunter, and is now managed by his Lord of the Hunt son, Odious Ferry,” he writes. As it turns out, Ferry’s son Otis, is a hunter and hunting activist who has been arrested several times for clashing with anti-hunting activists. The elder Ferry has declared his support for Cameron, in part because repealing the Hunting Act would keep his son out of jail.
His dislike for David Beckham is a little less political:
The world apparently loves the simple, whether it be professional killers such as Jamie Horrible, or the dim-witted and good-natured David Peckham, both as certain of knighthoods as their mediocrity is bona-fide. David Peckham is so dull that he is yet to master his first words.
Not all of his letter is angry — Morrissey also praises Paul McCartney and his daughter Stella for calling on the world to go vegetarian, and for Stella’s line of “genius” vegan footwear.
UPDATE: The Smiths came up during a Prime Minister’s Questions: