By Scott Stenholm - Editorial Producer, Larry King Now
According to BBC News, the former Smiths' singer is reported to be "considering very seriously" an invitation to enter the London mayoral race. A statement posted to his semi-official website announced that he had been asked to run on behalf the Animal Welfare Party. The statement provided by the website added that he wants to speak out "against the hellish and archaic social injustice allotted to animals." Vanessa Hudson, of the Animal Welfare Party, told BBC London: "We'd like to see the mayoral contest include the views of a candidate who would seek to champion London, not only as a world leading city for people but for animal welfare, too."
Morrissey, who is a vegan and a staunch animal rights activist, said in his statement, "What animal protectionists need to say is very well worth saying and well worth hearing... But we cannot just sit around waiting for establishment enlightenment. The sanctimonious disaster of animal agriculture cannot be allowed to go on forever, because its widespread impact is hellish." Nominations for London mayoral candidates close at the end of March.
Late last summer, Morrissey joined Larry King Now for his first in-person interview in nearly a decade. The exclusive interview was a wide-ranging discussion that covered politics, his fanbase, his battle with cancer, and his music. He also performed his song "Kiss Me A Lot."
In the clip below, the pop icon doesn’t hold back with his political opinions regarding certain politicians:
Watch the full interview below.
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