Russell Mael 'disillusioned’ by Morrissey’s recent comments

Sparks singer ‘disillusioned’ by Morrissey comments - BT
The former Smiths singer is a long-time admirer of Russell and Ron Mael’s music.

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Sparks singer Russell Mael has described comments Morrissey made in April about politics and race and last year in response to the Manchester terror attack as “ill-conceived and wrong”.

Mael, whose pop-rock band is famously beloved by the former Smiths singer and who is a fan of Morrissey himself, added that he “does not understand” the remarks.

Morrissey recently made comments where he suggested people should give far-right political party For Britain a chance and that halal meat production required “certification that can only be given by supporters of Isis”.

Following the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena in May 2017, the singer implied in a statement that politicians were scared to call the attacker an Islamist extremist.

Asked for his thoughts on the singer’s comments, Mael told the Press Association: “I’m totally in agreement with anybody being disillusioned because I am as well.

“It seemed so inconsistent, all these perspectives that he has on those various issues, just stupid, dumb kind of things.

“I obviously don’t agree with any of these things. They’re just so ill-conceived and wrong.”

He added: “It’s just a pity. When you’re a fan of somebody you want to be a fan in all sorts of ways.

“You may be like ‘I still really like the music, but the person, I can’t agree with their stance’.

“I’m like all the people that don’t understand what is in his mind. I don’t understand.”

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Truth

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Let’s think about how wrong the media is:
Morrissey questions the violence of killing animals,
Questions how extreme the left is
Wonders where a 14 year olds parents were when the person was alone in a room with Kevin spacey.

Meanwhile...

Quentin Tarantino defends the drugging and rape of a 13 year old girl because ‘she was into it’

The media doesn’t report it and everyone is fine with him whilst morrissey is suddenly the devil.

Now, we all need to stop being so childish and sensitive.
Morrissey has infact said nothing harmful the media is portraying him as a racist bigot when we all know full well he isn’t. The media is the enemy here.
If the media didn't report it how did you know about it?
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-...-sex-minor-uma-thurman-director-a8197811.html
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...aced-audio-13-year-old-wanted-have-it-1082174
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...h-roman-polanski-in-resurfaced-interview.html

The difference might be that after he said it, instead of denying he said it he apologized to her.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...no-apologises-woman-raped-polanski-13-saying/

The only thing Morrissey can blame the media for is reporting what he said.
 

Poppymaixoxo

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If the media didn't report it how did you know about it?
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-...-sex-minor-uma-thurman-director-a8197811.html
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/n...aced-audio-13-year-old-wanted-have-it-1082174
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...h-roman-polanski-in-resurfaced-interview.html

The difference might be that after he said it, instead of denying he said it he apologized to her.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...no-apologises-woman-raped-polanski-13-saying/

The only thing Morrissey can blame the media for is reporting what he said.
And what he said wasn’t nearly as bad in any way.
 
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Anonymousse

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I wonder how Morrissey will respond to this being such a huge fan of Sparks.

Rereading Autobio and this stuck out to me:
A postcard arrives at Sweetzer from Ron Mael. He thanks me for being 'such an inspiration', and such praise from Caesar makes me collapse into a heap.

He obviously cares what they think. I'd imagine this statement would have a similar effect, though the heap wouldn't be very happy.
 

marred

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Rereading Autobio and this stuck out to me:
A postcard arrives at Sweetzer from Ron Mael. He thanks me for being 'such an inspiration', and such praise from Caesar makes me collapse into a heap.

He obviously cares what they think. I'd imagine this statement would have a similar effect, though the heap wouldn't be very happy.
You think Morrissey cares about what they think what he thinks?
 
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