Morrissey Just Compared Eating Meat to Child Rape & 6 Other Insane Things He's Said

Indie rock mega star and highly-opinionated vegan Morrissey has some harsh, and way-over-the-top opinions about meat-eaters these days. Morrisey recently said in an interview with fan site True To You, "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." Yikes. Equating the brutal rape and assault of a child to eating a cheeseburger? Nope... no... uh-uh. Please, can YOU walk away? Thanks.

He continued the interview discussing the recent success of his autobiography and the upcoming novel he’s working on. But, really, if you drop “paedophilia” into the conversation, and that’s pretty much all that’s going to resound. However, it’s not the first time Morrissey has gotten extreme with his opinions on everything from meat, to immigration, to the Olympics. Take a look.

He Compared the London Olympics to Nazi Germany

Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

On the last summer games, “I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? … The spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain.”

He called Chinese people a “subspecies”

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

In an interview with T he Guardian in 2010, “Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies.”

He compared a Norwegian Massacre to Fast Food

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Before performing his single Meat is Murder while on tour last summer the singer proclaimed, “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried shit every day.”

He blamed Beyonce for Extinction

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Last spring, while on stage at a concert in LA, Morrissey claimed, “The rhino is now more or less extinct, and it’s not because of global warming or shrinking habitats. It’s because of Beyoncé’s handbags.”

He said the least vegan thing ever

Ian Gavan/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

While stomping off stage at Coachella, “The smell of burning animals is making me sick. I can smell burning flesh … and I hope to God it’s human.”

He wished for Margaret Thatcher's Assassination

WPA Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Back in 1984, after a Brighton hotel bombing that attempted to assassinate the former Prime Minister, “The sorrow of the IRA Brighton bombing is that Thatcher escaped unscathed.”