Morrissey Slammed for Calling Chinese 'Sub-Species'

September 06, 2010 03:44:27 GMT

The advocate gave his opinion about animal cruelty in an interview and Love Music Hate Racism branded his comment 'crude racism'.

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Singer Morrissey has caused outrage by branding the Chinese a "sub-species" for their "horrific" treatment of animals. The animal rights campaigner and strict vegetarian has slammed the country for its bad track history of cruelty towards pets, insisting it can not be regarded as a "caring nation".

After responding to a news article detailing Chinese circuses and zoos, the former The Smiths frontman told Britain's The Guardian, "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 sub-species."

The comments have infuriated heads at the Love Music Hate Racism campaign group, which Morrissey has supported in the past, and the group's national co-ordinator Martin Smith even claims they are unlikely to accept any further donations from the star because of the remarks.

He says, "It really is just crude racism. When you start using language like 'sub-species', you are entering into dark and murky water."


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posted by Marie on Sep 06, 2010
Good for you Morrissey! He was only speaking the truth. Their Human and Animal Rights are disgusting and we should break of ties with them until they change. However I do believe there are some Chinese against this cruelty but maybe they are to scared to speak out.

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