Last week, we reported on a story from Spiegel Online where everyone’s favorite dour singer Morrissey defended Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein. Unfortunately, Morrissey hasn’t learned from the backlash — or much of anything — as he’s just doubled down in The Sunday Times.
In the Spiegel interview, Morrissey dismissed Anthony Rapp’s claims that Kevin Spacey had climbed on top of him and tried to have sex. Morrissey said as a 14-year-old, he would have known what was going on, unlike Rapp:
I do not know about you, but I’ve never been in situations like this in my youth. Never. I always knew 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 Spacey has been unnecessarily attacked.
He also defended Weinstein saying that “the person referred to as a victim is merely disappointed” their career didn’t go well after having sex with the producer. Morrissey also added “Some people are very awkward when it comes to romance anyway. They do not know what to do and then their behavior is aggressive.”
Morrissey’s initial comments sparked a firestorm of rage at the singer. Shirley Manson of Garbage said he’d “lost the fucking plot”:
Morrissey has lost the fucking plot. Weinstein + Spacey unfairly attacked? For rape, sexual abuse+coercion etc. Fuck U Morrissey! Fuck YOU.
— Garbage (@garbage) November 19, 2017
Big Mouth struck again today. In an interview with the U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times, Morrissey was again asked about Spacey and Weinstein. He said:
You must be careful as far as ‘sexual harassment’ is concerned, because often it can be just a pathetic attempt at courtship. I’m sure it’s horrific, but we have to keep everything in proportion. Do you not agree? I have never been sexually harassed, I might add.
Morrissey’s contention that he’d never been sexually harassed is at odds with a 2015 report where he accuses a TSA officer of illegally groping him.
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