The former Smiths frontman and friend to animals everywhere penned a scathing criticism of gored matador Karla de los Angeles.
“I felt delight this week to see serial killer Karla de los Angeles justifiably gored in a bullring in Mexico City against her largely defenseless opponent,” Morrissey wrote in a post on his fan site True to You last week, following the incident on December 29.
“Make no mistake: there is no such thing as bullfighting,” the crooner continued. “For the torment and slaughter of each bull there is an avowed plan and a strict script, so therefore there is no possibility of a contest of any kind. Yet there is the illusion of contest and action even if the order of events is very efficient – so efficient, in fact, that whenever the bull “wins” it is reported that the event has ‘gone wrong’.”
“Driven by perverted impulse, Karla de los Angeles wants to kill another being that has actually posed no threat to her, and her radio comment following this week’s failed attempt to out-wit a dying bull had de los Angeles confessing: “I am sad because I could not cut off the bull’s ear,” Morrissey wrote.
He added, “Well, Karla, please understand this: we are sad that the bull did not come away with YOUR ear.”
You can read the full post here.
Below you can hear Morrissey’s ‘The Bullfighter Dies’, a call for the abolition of bullfighting. [via Billboard]