Outspoken rocker Morrissey is convinced he is ridiculed for voicing his opinions on current affairs and fears he is now known only as a "bigmouth".
The former The Smiths frontman has strong views on a number of topics, from animal rights to Britain's royal family, and has never shied away from putting his point across.
However, the star now fears he has become known as "Mad Morrissey" for being so outspoken - and headline writers can't resist referencing The Smiths track Bigmouth Strikes Again when he makes controversial comments.
He tells Clash magazine, "I think I am officially 'Mad Morrissey' now, and everything I say must be ridiculed because that's one way of not dealing with the contents of the actual comment... We live in very dumbed-down times. Everything - news media, music, music magazines - are presented with the assumption that the people as a whole are utterly thick, so therefore when I say, as I have, that the so-called royals are the most dysfunctional and unpleasant family in British history, no-one asks me why I think this.
"They simply print 'Bigmouth Strikes Again'. Oh, I could go on. And do, often."