British singer, songwriter and former Smiths front-man Morrissey is a huge racist douchebag. In an interview over the weekend with the Guardian UK, he had an opinion on everything including Chinese people. And I do mean all Chinese worldwide! Morrissey began talking about animal rights (he is one of those big animal rights dudes who interestingly enough hate human beings), and how pissed he was that China still has a pretty terrible animal rights record. And to the surprise of absolutely no one, Morrissey put his foot in his mouth… again. Yes, the protector of all creatures (besides humans) large and small has let his PETA-fueled rage get out of control. And he took his anger out on the Chinese people as a whole be saying... and I quote, "the Chinese are a subspecies." Yup, Morrissey described the people of China as a subspecies because of the way they treat animals, and he said he is standing by his remarks. Here is part of what he said:
"Morrissey, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate who last year abandoned the stage at the Coachella festival in California because of the smell of cooking meat, described the treatment of animals in China as “absolutely horrific”, referring to recent news stories about animals in Chinese circuses and zoos. He told interviewer Simon Armitage: "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies."That's right, the dude call "the Chinese" a "subspecies." By calling Chinese a subspecies he is not only insulting people in China but also all Chinese people around the world. What's interesting is that he has no plans to apologize for being a racist douche, or for his sketchy history of racist comments. He is not only not apologizing but he's not even backing down on this recent comment about the Chinese people. He later said in a statement:
"If anyone has seen the horrific and unwatchable footage of the Chinese cat and dog trade - animals skinned alive - then they could not possibly argue in favour of China as a caring nation. There are no animal protection laws in China and this results in the worst animal abuse and cruelty on the planet. It is indefensible."
What do you think? These PETA-nuts have gone too far? Or this this just a Morrissey specific racism problem? Morrissey has been called a racist before for lyrics in songs such as 'Bengali in Platforms' and 'Asian Rut.' A spokesman for Love Music Hate Racism, to which Morrissey donated to in 2008, said, "It is crude racism. When you start using language like ‘sub-species’, you are entering into dark and murky water." Click on pictures to enlarge.