His comments about sexual misconduct has caused quite the sensation.
Morrissey has some interesting thoughts on the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal involving the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey among others. He has managed to anger a lot of people (not for the first time) by defending them in what many would call 'victim blaming'.
Morrissey performing live
The 58-year-old has never been one to mince his words, nor has he ever been one to keep his opinions to himself. Unfortunately, his latest statements have most definitely lost him some fans as he defends Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and throws scepticism on the validity of the claims of sexual misconduct.
'Anyone who has ever said to someone else, 'I like you', is suddenly being charged with sexual harassment', he told Spiegel magazine in an interview. 'You have to put these things into the right relations. If I cannot tell anyone that I like them, how would they ever know?'
It's worth noting that he does not condone physical sexual attacks in any way shape or form. 'Rape is disgusting, any physical attack is repugnant', he continues. 'But we have to see it in proportion. Otherwise, every person on this planet is guilty.'
He appeared to defend Kevin Spacey over his alleged victim Anthony Rapp - an actor who claimed Spacey made advances towards him at a party when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. He even branded his being replaced on Ridley Scott's film 'All the Money in the World' as 'ridiculous'.
'One wonders where the boy's parents were. One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen', he said. 'I do not know about you but in my youth I have never been in situations like this. Never. I was always aware of what could happen. When you are in somebody's bedroom, you have to be aware of where that can lead to. That's why it does not sound very credible to me. It seems to me that Spacey has been unnecessarily attacked.'
As for the many actresses who were invited to Harvey Weinstein's hotel room over the years and been sexually harassed, Morrissey thinks it's more a case of the women 'playing along' and regretting it later on because 'they feel embarrassed or disliked'.
'Then they turn it around and say: I was attacked, I was surprised', he added. 'But if everything went well, and if it had given them a great career, they would not talk about it.'
Of course, that statement makes no sense whatsoever given that a number of successful actresses have made accusations including Lupita Nyong'o, Mira Sorvino, Rose Mcgowan, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Cara Delevingne. But then, Morrissey admitted he doesn't really read the news...
He also claims that 'almost everyone is guilty of sleeping with minors' though denied that he has ever been in that particular situation. He's certainly opened himself up for an onslaught of attacks.