Morrissey: there would be no wars if all men were gay
'Bigmouth strikes again': former Smiths frontman claims wars are 'heterosexual hobbies'
SINGER Morrissey has claimed that there would be no more wars if all men were homosexual. In an interview with Rookie, the 53-year-old said wars, armies and nuclear weapons were "essentially heterosexual hobbies".
He went on: "If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men. They even get medals for it. Women don't go to war to kill other women".
The outspoken former frontman of The Smiths also used the interview to hit out at Beyoncé and Justin Bieber, saying they had "nothing to offer anyone". He said: "The arts have diminished, because we are now living through a time when we are encouraged not to think."
His comments about war have already attracted criticism, with Daily Telegraph blogger Graeme Archer saying they were "obvious rubbish".
Archer wrote: "The assertion that same-sex attraction entails pacifism is as lunatic as those which claim that homosexuality must lead to any particular moral outcome, like clerics who call homosexuality a 'stain' or a 'wound'."
Morrissey, who frequently tells interviewers he is asexual, enjoys controversy. In December 2012 he blamed the Royal Family's "staggering arrogance" for the death Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who killed herself after being tricked by a hoax call from two Australian DJs seeking information about Kate Middleton's morning sickness.
"There is no blame so far placed on Kate Middleton," said Morrissey, "who was in the hospital - as far as I could see - for absolutely no reason."