Morrissey has condemned the UK’s response to the pandemic and likened it to slavery in a new interview with his nephew Sam Esty Rayner.
Speaking about the pandemic, Morrissey said: “The bigger problem is that nobody can any longer agree with anyone else, and this is the main outcome of Con-vid.”
Later adding, “It has brought the worst out in people, and we weren’t ever in this together. We are deprived of seeing and hearing other people, and above all, you want to be with others who see and hear what you see and hear, because this is basic oxygen for the human soul. Take it away and people are dead.”
However, things then took a rather more extreme turn when Rayner stated, “The precise description of slavery,” to which Morrissey concurred by adding, “Precisely.”
The conversation then continued to focus on what Morrissey sees as other forms of slavery. “More people are now forced into poverty which is another form of slavery,” he said, “As is tax and Council Tax and all the other ways in which we are pinned down and tracked.”
As far as the people questioning his views goes, he responded by saying, “The music industry hasn’t ever celebrated me or offered me free food. I’ve always been treated like a scientific experiment gone wrong. I’m used to it. I’ve been immune to enemy fire for many years. I wear a bullet-proof vest in the bath.”