This Time, Morrissey Takes on the Beckhams
The target of Morrissey's latest tirade is soccer star David Beckham and his pop star/model wife Victoria.
The British musician is known for his acerbic comments and recently ranted about Britain's Duchess of Cambridge's brief hospitalization for severe morning sickness.
He has now slammed fashion designer Victoria and her soccer star husband, insisting they are all that is wrong with the UK.
"I'd... have the Peckhams (Beckhams) dragged to the edge of the village and flogged because they are insufferable to anyone of intelligence, and they actively chase the paparazzi," he fumed in Loaded magazine.
"'We don't seem to realise that David and Victoria Peckham will soon be back and god forbid they will be bestowed with titles Sir and Lady Peckham, this is what's wrong with this country, we don't seem to care.
"[Soccer] often seems to me to have no meaning whatsoever other than just to be there. It can't be elevated any higher because so many footballers are paid £200,000 a week, yet couldn't identify a harp."
The singer refused to call David and Victoria by their real names during the interview, instead referring to them as the 'Peckhams'.
He also took shots at people who talk too loudly on public transport and slammed animal testing, Morrissey is a vegetarian who is so stringent about not eating meat he has banned it from his shows in the past.
The star slammed UK Prime Minister David Cameron too, and fumed about hunting.
"If I kicked a dog I'd be fined £200, yet we're asked to accept Cameron shooting down a majestic stag just for a hoot. Weird world, isn't it," he said.