A British singer who first gained fame as lead singer for the ’80s rock band “The Smiths” blasted “cancel culture.”
English singer Morrissey refuted claims that his politics led to pop star Miley Cyrus dropping from his 2022 single “I Am Veronica.”
“I am aware that the ludicrous ‘Morrissey is Far Right’ attributions have very recently wiggled back into minor vogue on all of the usual gossip sites,” the singer stated in a “Morrissey Central” statement. “This rush is, I am assured, in view of Miley Cyrus wanting to be removed from ‘I Am Veronica’, and suddenly the very dated rehash of ‘This is because of Morrissey’s political views’ wobbles out – delighting those for whom I am a book that under no circumstances can they stop reading.”
Morrissey added his friends are aware of designs to end his career, which he claims have become relentless. He wryly noted the extra attention defeats the whole point of Cancel Culture, which is to never again acknowledge the cancelled.
“You cannot constantly vomit out the same regurgitated ‘he should not be listened to’ dirge year after year, because YOU are displaying an obsession that you urge others to avoid,” Morrissey added. “I had secretly hoped that the glorious benefit of being cancelled would be that I could never again receive a bad review, because even to give me yet another oh-so-predictable bad review confirms that I am not, after all, cancelled.”
The singer lamented that people, whom he labelled “Cancel Vultures,” only write in headlines and do not answer questions. He added their digs are only intended for the elites with perceptive intelligence and cannot ever apologize when wrong.
“I have been invited onto U.S. and U.K television news outlets to discuss the situation with Miley and ‘Bonfire of teenagers’, but of course, there’s no point,” Morrissey continued. “In truth, Miley has backed off for reasons unconnected to me, having had a major clash with a key figure in ‘the circle’.”
The English singer declined to provide details about the private fight because it was, after all, private.
“Miley knew everything about me when she arrived to sing ‘I Am Veronica’ almost two years ago; she walked into the studio already singing the song,” he explained. “She volunteered. I did not ask her to get involved.”
He praised Cyrus’ professionalism, calling her vocals a joy to behold.
“Every minute that I spent with Miley was loving and funny,” he said. “She asked if she could be in the ‘Veronica’ video. I was very honored. She told me that Morrissey songs are on 24-hour rotation in her house, and she had frequently been photographed in Morrissey t-shirts. Miley came into my world; I did not venture towards hers. I was eternally thankful, and even now, I remain so.”