The musician and former Smiths front-man has taken to facebook to express his anger, around politician’s responses to the terror attack which took place on Sunday evening. The musician, who has been known to make controversial statements in the past, said his ‘anger was monumental’.
The terror attack in Manchester, which left 22 people dead and over 60 injured, has been the matter of a number of public statements over the last few days. Many musicians have also contributed to online discussion.
Today (Weds 24) Morrissey took to social media, to comment on the response surrounding the terror attacks in Manchester.
The statement, which the band member made via his facebook page, outs his feelings on a number of politicians involved in making statements surrounding the bombings.
Talking about Theresa May, he said, “The tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration.” Turning his words towards the London Mayor Sadiq Khan, he said, “He [Sadiq] does not condemn Islamic State - who have claimed responsibility for the bomb.
The musician also talked about the Queens response, damning the fact she had received praise for ‘strong words against the attack’.
“In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections.”
His words have received a mixed response, with some people agreeing, and others claiming the musician were spreading further fear in relation to the attacks.
Morrisey isn’t the only musician who’s spoken out as agitated by the events of Sunday evening. The 1975-frontman Matt Healy spoke out at a show in Detroit yesterday, saying he was ‘pissed off’ by racism and nationalism.
“I’m bored of nationalism and I’m bored of racism. Whatever. It’s over. Nationalism, religion, all these regressive things, they’re over. We can’t carry on in the way that we’re carrying on,” said Healy.
Morrissey’s statement can be read in full below: