Morrissey: Backlash after singer's comments on Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey

Posted November 23, 2017

Big mouth strikes again.

In a new interview that the artist did with German outlet Spiegel Online, he sure seems to excuse away and apologize for sexual assault and misconduct, at least as it relates to the accusations that have been levied against Kevin Spacey.

Morrissey said it was "laughable" that Ridley Scott, in response to multiple allegations of abuse against Spacey, cut the actor out of his upcoming feature "All The Money in the World", reshooting Spacey's scenes with Christopher Plummer. "In many cases, one looks at the circumstances and thinks that the person referred to as a victim is merely disappointed". "If I can not tell anyone that I like him, how should he ever know?"

"Anyone who has ever said to someone else, "I like you", is suddenly being charged with sexual harassment". Of course, there are extreme cases, rape is disgusting, every physical attack is repulsive. 'But we have to see it in proportion. Some people are very awkward when it comes to romance anyway. If I can not tell anyone that I like them, how would they ever know?' But in the end, this is pretty much what you'd come to expect from the singer.

Speaking directly to the allegations, made by "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp that Spacey tried to seduce him, when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14, Morrissey came close to blaming the victim. Regarding those allegations, Morrissey says "one wonders where the boy's parents were" and "one wonders if the boy did not know what would happen".

"You have to ask, where were the boy's parents". You ask yourself, if the boy didn't know what could happen.

"I don't know how things are with you, but I have never been in situations like these in my youth".

He then talked about himself claiming he was never in such a situation as he was always "aware" of what might happen. If you're in someone's bedroom, you have to know where it could lead. And then they turn it around and say: "I was attacked, I was surprised".

Morrissey added the victims knew what is going on and that they "play along". Afterwards, they feel embarrassed or disliked. But if everything had gone well and had it given them a great career, they would not talk about it. I am equally disturbed by the reality that many in our society only want to address sexual assault when they can use it to their advantage against their political opponents. Director-writer Judd Apatow took to Twitter to simply say, "F$ck Morrissey".