MANCHESTER, UK (CelebrityAccess) — Former Smiths frontman Morrissey did not mince words when he took UK Prime Minister Theresa May to task following the Manchester terror bombings on Monday for her immigration policies and failure to blame Islamic terrorism.
"For what reason will this ever stop? Theresa May says such attacks "will not break us", but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues. Also, "will not break us" means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration," Moz wrote in a post on his social media.
"The young people of Manchester are already broken – thanks all the same, Theresa. Sadiq Khan says "London is united with Manchester", but he does not condemn Islamic State – who have claimed responsibility for the bomb. The Queen receives absurd praise for her 'strong words' against the attack, yet she does not cancel today's garden party at Buckingham Palace – for which no criticism is allowed in the Britain of free press. Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an "extremist". An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?" he added.
The singer went on to take issue with official calls for calm.
"In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections," he wrote.
Morrissey's post drew quite a few responses from his fellow Facebookians, including a terse reply from alt-right agitator Milo Yiannopoulos, who favored Morrissey's anti-Islamic screed with a like and an 'Amen.'