Morrissey Dubs Royal Family ‘Benefit Scroungers’
Posted on Apr 28, 2011
What with all the excitement and viewing parties and official printable programs, it’s easy for some to get caught up in Wills ’n’ Kate mania. Singer Morrissey, however, remains immune to this particular affliction.
The iconic mope-rocker and onetime Smiths frontman registered his distaste for the impending spectacle in his country—not to mention the royal family in general— in an interview with BBC radio this week, proving once and for all that attaining knighthood is not high on his priority list. —KA
“Music Mix” on EW.com:
Why would I watch the wedding?” said the ex-Smiths singer. “I couldn’t take any of that seriously at all. I don’t think the so-called Royal Family speak for England now and I don’t think England needs them. I do seriously believe they are benefit scroungers, nothing else.
AP / Chris Pizzello
Morrissey performs at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., in 2009.