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Morrissey not a fan of Olympics; ‘foul with patriotism,’ ‘lethal to witness’


If you listened to college radio in the ’80s, you’re certainly familiar with Morrissey, who with his band The Smiths brought us songs like “Bigmouth Strikes Again.” But when fellow trans-Atlantic transplant Piers Morgan calls you out on Twitter as “silly,” you must have said something stupid.

While the rest of the world eagerly watches the London Olympics, Morrissey has warned via an online post that “the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain.”

I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The “dazzling royals” have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness.

Even fans are finding this latest rant hard to take.

I am a left-wing anti-monarchist vegetarian, and I'd just like to say that Morrissey doesn't half talk a complete load of rubbish.

— Nicholas Pegg (@NicholasPegg) August 6, 2012

Morrissey: So intent on being controversial he's now beyond parody. Utterly predictable reaction to every event. National bore.

— Jon Peake (@JonPeake) August 6, 2012

I used to love Morrissey – but now, every time he opens his mouth, I see what a loathsome, joyless, self-serving, cynical berk he truly is.

— Tom Spilsbury (@TomSpilsbury) August 6, 2012

@ThomasJBarlow If only the new Mars exploratory vehicle were take Morrissey along & jettison him into the decayed atmosphere.

— William Hanley Jr (@WilliamPHanley) August 6, 2012

Morrissey take a chill n enjoy watching your country get golds, #TeamGB

— debbie simcock (@SimcockDebbie) August 6, 2012

I guess professional misery Morrissey wasn't invited to perform at the Closing Ceremony then.

— Sarkis Zeronian (@sarkisz) August 6, 2012

Finally found some national pride and now some prat #morrissey criticises it. If I want to hear from an asshole I'll fart! Come on #teamGB !

— Alan Entwistle (@asentwistle) August 6, 2012

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