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Morrissey denies quotes about Kevin Spacey and Donald Trump

You may remember the interview Morrissey did recently with German magazine Der Spiegel in which he was quoted as saying a bunch of controversial things, including defending Kevin Spacey. He is now saying Der Spiegel didn’t convey his views fairly in a statement he’s posted on official Morrissey social media:

Would I kill Trump? No, Never.
Would I support Kevin Spacey’s private proclivities? No, Never.
Would I ever support abuse of children? No, Never.
Would I support rape? No, Never.
Would Der Speigel convey my views fairly? No, Never.
Would I ever speak to print media again? No, Never.

Morrissey also says his “requests to Der Speigel for an unchopped, un-fiddled-with audio of their interview with me has been refused. Let that alone be your answer.” He also further decried print media, saying in part, “If you have nothing to say, if your brain is a mental frost and if your pointless songs are the eyes of a dead fish, then your number 1 position awaits unasked, and your five-star reviews shall keep the press alive. Music is eternity, and the call of 2018 is the time to be new and different. But you must forget the print media who are infatuated with their own reflection and do not want yours.” He says a bunch of other stuff, too, and you can read the whole statement below.

Morrissey’s appearance at the second night of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas this weekend was canceled due to illness, and shows in Philadelphia and Boston were canceled as well for the same reason. He did play NYC though.

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