So Morrissey stuck his foot in his mouth again.
Color me surprised.
For some reason, the legendary singer decided to weigh in on the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
Why he felt the need to do this is beyond me, but after reading his comments, it is safe to say these are thoughts that would have been better suited being left in his head.
About Spacey’s victim, who was a 14 year-old boy at the time, the former Smiths frontman remarked, “You have to ask, where were the boy’s parents. You ask yourself, if the boy didn’t know what could happen. I don’t know what it was like for him but in my youth, I was never in a situation like that. Never. It was always clear to me what could happen. If you’re in someone’s bedroom, you have to know where it could lead. That’s why I don’t find the whole thing very believable. It seems to me Spacey has been unnecessarily attacked.”
If you have not read the details of the allegations against Spacey, I recommend going ahead and doing so. Not only did Spacey seem to all but admit what he did, but Morrissey’s comments read as a disgusting exercise in victim blaming.
Where were the kid’s parents? He should have never allowed himself to be in a situation like that?
So the “He was asking for it,” defense. Wow.
Likewise, the singer seemed to blame the victims Harvey Weinstein.
“Those people knew exactly what would happen [when they went up to Weinstein’s hotel room], and they played along. Afterwards they were embarrassed or they didn’t enjoy it,” he said. “And then they turn it around and say: ‘I was attacked, I was surprised, I was pulled into the room.’ But if everything went well, and it helped them to a big career, they wouldn’t be talking about it.”
So they were just embarrassed or regretful because they didn’t enjoy their encounters with Weinstein.
Apparently, to Steven Patrick Morrissey, being sexually assaulted or even raped is nothing to complain about.
This isn’t the first time Morrissey has said something both cruel and ignorant. Surely, it won’t be the last.
But I wish it would, at the very least, be the last time anybody even talks about what he has to say. He has shown repeatedly that he has nothing of significance to add to the conversation on anything.
I can’t speak for anybody else, but for me, the man with the “Irish Blood” and “English Heart” is now permanently persona non grata. And maybe going forward, Morrissey should take a little bit of his own advice.
“Bigmouth, Bigmouth Bigmouth strikes again And I’ve got no right to take my place With the human race”