Smiths singer Morrissey has said he sees 'no difference' between eating animals and paedophilia.Morrissey is clearly lacking a sense of proportion here, Hitler was a vegetarian after all and appeared to have not only supported Auschwitz but other death camps as well which if you're going for allegory suggests that meat eaters are probably a safer bet when it comes to agreeing against mass murder.
Matthew from Preston asked, 'Knowing that you are a loyal and proud vegetarian, I would like to ask you what is it that motivated you to stop eating meat for good?'
The answer read: 'I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia.
'They are both rape, violence, murder. If I'm introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away.
Later, Paddy from Stockport asked: 'What achievement are you most proud of in your life?'
He replied: 'Many people have told me that they stopped eating flesh because of something I said. I can't ask higher than that, and I wouldn't aim for higher than that.
'If you believe in the abattoir then you would support Auschwitz. There's no difference.
Fortunately these days the rather unhinged Morrissey is no longer that much in the limelight, although his views are extreme, you can find them amongst others who are over active in their support for some causes and will frequently link to non related surveys or allegorising to past events as to how they feel about those doing something they don't care for.
Still associating meat eaters with paedophilia is a new one on me and shows a lack of proportion on an over-hyped and not terribly good singer in the first place. One does wonder how Morrissey would cope with being in a room with real sex abuse victims and give them his views on eating meat as being anything like as terrible as the suffering they've gone through?
This is the problem with the cult of celebrity, they usually have nothing worth listening too, but it gets reported nevertheless...