AceShowbiz - Morrissey has slammed the world of "Con-vid" and compared it to slavery in a hard-hitting new interview.
The former Smiths frontman spoke to his nephew Sam Esty Rayner for an interview on his official website, titled Turning the Inside Out.
In the chat, where he discussed cancel culture and his new album "Bonfire of Teenagers", Morrissey revealed his thoughts on the way the U.K. responded to the coronavirus pandemic as he said, "The bigger problem is that nobody can any longer agree with anyone else, and this is the main outcome of Con-vid."
"It has brought the worst out in people, and we weren't ever in this together. We are deprived of seeing and hearing other people, and above all, you want to be with others who see and hear what you see and hear, because this is basic oxygen for the human soul. Take it away and people are dead."
When Rayner suggested that a Covid-19 world's society was "the precise description of slavery," Morrissey replied, "Precisely."
"And more people are now forced into poverty which is another form of slavery, as is tax and Council Tax and all the other ways in which we are pinned down and tracked," he continued.
"Our present freedom is restricted to visiting supermarkets and buying sofas. The government act like Chinese emperors... We will allow you to live as we do if you behave yourself."
Rayner also asked how Morrissey feels about the so-called "cancel culture," to which the 62-year-old responded, "You can't cancel someone who has always been cancelled. When did you last see me on television, or hear me on the radio? I unintentionally invented the condition of being cancelled!"