Morrissey denounced the UK’s response to the pandemic in a rare new interview, saying society for the past 18 months has been akin to slavery.
The former Smiths frontman was speaking to his nephew Sam Esty Rayner for a new interview on his official website, where he also discussed the culture of cancellation, his new album “Bonfire Of Teenagers” and more.
“The biggest problem is that no one can agree with someone else anymore, and that’s the main result of Con-vid,” Morrissey told his nephew in the interview titled “Turning The Inside Out “.
“It brought out the worst in people, and we’ve never been in the same boat. We are deprived of seeing and hearing others, and most importantly, you want to be with others who see and hear what you see and hear, because it is the basic oxygen for the human soul. Take it off and the people are dead.
After Rayner suggested that society in a COVID world was “the precise description of slavery,” Morrissey agreed, “Precisely.”
“And more and more people are now being forced into poverty, which is another form of slavery, just like tax and housing tax and all the other ways we are pinned down and tracked,” he said. he added.
“Our current freedom is limited to visiting supermarkets and buying canapes. The government acts like Chinese emperors… “We will allow you to live as we do if you behave well.”
Elsewhere, Rayner asked his uncle how “some have tried to cancel you because of your opinions,” to which the singer replied, “You can’t cancel someone who has always been canceled. When was the last time you saw me on TV or heard me on the radio? I unwittingly invented the condition to be canceled!
In 2019, the musician was convicted after wearing a badge with the logo of the far-right anti-Islam political party for Britain during a television appearance on Fall on.
The performance led to the removal of posters for his new album “California Son” from stations on Merseyrail and the banning of his music from the world’s oldest record store amid other reviews.
At the time, Morrissey called the criticism “vengeful and paranoid.”
“The music industry has never celebrated or offered me free food. I’ve always been treated like a science experiment gone wrong. I’m used to it. I have been immune to enemy fire for many years. I wear a bulletproof vest in the bath.
“It seems to me that as soon as a person hoots they all start to hoot, and then when someone claps they all start clapping… but that’s just a vague theory.”
“Bonfire Of Teenagers”, Morrissey’s first album since leaving his contract with BMG, will be released later this year and will be sold to the highest bidder.
Announced via the singer’s website, ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’ has 11 tracks, and recently wrapped up in Los Angeles. No release date has yet been announced. “The worst year of my life ends with the best album of my life,” says a quote from Morrissey about the album.