Morrissey Blasts Beyonce For Her Rhino Handbags

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It’s about time the entire world started kissing Beyoncé’s ass. Morrissey has volunteered to start: he publicly admonished the star for her handbags made from animal products at his concert at the Staples Center in L.A. on Friday night.

The Hollywood Reporter reports the ex-Smiths singer scolded Beyoncé for carrying purses made from rhino hide, which had lead to the near-extinction of rhinos. He then performed The Smith’s song Meat Is Murder, a pro-vegetarian song with lyrics that go:

This beautiful creature must die

A death for no reason

And death for no reason is murder

Morrissey’s performance at the Staples Center had been conditional on the venue shutting down McDonald’s for the night. In February, the singer released a statement on going (quasi-)meatless:  

Reports that the Staples Center will not be 100% vegetarian on March 1st are playfully untrue. Contractually, all McDonalds vendors shall be closed down, and the only thing burning shall be my heart.

The singer also cancelled an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live because he refused to share a program guests from the reality TV show Duck Dynasty, who make products for duck hunters. Another statement from Morrissey reads: 

Morrissey is thankful for being invited to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow, February 26. However, he cannot morally be on a television program where the cast members of Duck Dynasty will also be guests. Morrissey would be honored to play the show, if ‘Duck Dynasty’ were removed.

At least he keeps things interesting, huh?

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