Morrissey, the bottomless well of hot takes, has emerged in time to address the recent massacre in Orlando, gun control, and the 2016 presidential election. In the latest post on his True To You zine titled Hate-rosexuality, Morrissey questions how shooter Omar Mateen’s love of selfies could go hand-in-hand with his violent homophobia: “Although the gunman who massacred 49 people at an Orlando gay club is said to have been ‘repulsed’ by homosexuality, he nonetheless left behind a slew of self-adoring ‘selfies’; a handsome man gazing enchantedly at his own face. It is therefore acceptable for him to lovingly admire his own maleness, but it is not OK for other men to like other men.”
Morrissey takes Donald “Thump” to task for his response to the shooting and his stance on gun control: “Donald Thump… reacts to the Orlando massacre by explaining how, if the people within the club were themselves armed with guns, then there would have been fewer casualties. This, of course, is his way of avoiding any words of support to the Orlando gay community (it is their own fault for going into a nightclub without hand grenades).”
The English singer then goes on to attack Trump further, comparing him to former Alabama governor and segregationist George Wallace, “hating just about anyone who doesn’t happen to be Donald Thump,” and Hillary Clinton, “the face and voice of pooled money.” The only politician spared from Morrissey’s venom is Bernie Sanders, whose approach is “so sane and intelligent and measured that he has been therefore all but entirely ignored by the U.S. media, who cannot understand anyone who is not blood-thirsty,” Morrissey claims.
The musician’s solution to this “disaster” of an election: “a NO CONFIDENCE IN EITHER NOMINEE box,” he writes. “[I]t is this box that would collect the most votes.”