On fan website TrueToYou

Morrissey has added his voice to the #PigGate storm, commenting on allegations surrounding David Cameron and a dead pig from the Prime Minister’s time at Oxford University.

On fan website/mouthpiece TrueToYou, Morrissey posted an amended version of PETA’s statement on the alleged events, which were revealed in an extract of a new biography by Michael Ashcroft:

No, boys won’t be boys – not when it’s sexual perversion and also involves a vulnerable victim of slaughter, a feeling being who lost his or her life and then was used for a prank. Where have we seen other people in power misusing and sexually abusing corpses? This conduct is not excusable just because the perpetrator is prejudiced against and sneers at the other individual’s identity. A prime minister is supposed to protect the most vulnerable. Most pigs in the UK already live lives filled with pain and fear, confined to severely crowded, filthy sheds and denied the opportunity to engage in any natural behaviour. They are routinely mutilated, usually without any anaesthetics, including castration and cutting off their tails and teeth. If the allegations made by Lord Ashcroft are true, that Mr Cameron performed a sexual act on a dead pig while at Oxford University, then it shows a callousness and complete lack of empathy entirely unbefitting a man in his position, and he should resign.

Meanwhile, last night Morrissey played what he claimed was his last ever UK show, at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. He has blamed the decision on a lack of interest from UK record labels, having been dropped by Harvest last year.

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