Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson has criticised Morrissey after the former Smiths frontman seemingly defended Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein in the sexual abuse stories.
Morrissey, who did state his disapproval of all sexual assault, went on to seemingly victim shame the brave people who have come forward with their stories. More specifically, he said this of the Kevin Spacey allegations:
“As far as I know, he was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old. Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14. One wonders where the boy’s parents were. One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen.
“I do not know about you, but in my youth I have never been in situations like this. Never. I was always aware of what could happen,” he continued. “When you are in somebody’s bedroom, you have to be aware of where that can lead to. That’s why it does not sound very credible to me. It seems to me that Spacey has been attacked unnecessarily.”
Now, in reaction to Morrissey’s controversial opinion, Shirley Manson has said: “Morrissey has lost the fucking plot. Weinstein + Spacey unfairly attacked? For rape, sexual abuse+coercion etc. Fuck U Morrissey! Fuck YOU.”
Morrissey has lost the fucking plot. Weinstein + Spacey unfairly attacked? For rape, sexual abuse+coercion etc. Fuck U Morrissey! Fuck YOU.
— Garbage (@garbage) November 19, 2017