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Perfect Timing! Morrissey Hates On The Royal Family!

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We were wondering when we would hear from you, Morrissey. Your dislike of the UK monarchy is fairly well known, so we knew it would only be a matter of time before you'd weigh in on the upcoming royal nuptials.

Three before Prince William is to take Kate Middleton as his and England's Princess, Morrissey is blasting the royal family, calling them "benefit scroungers." During his radio interview with BBC's Radio 5 Live this morning, he insisted the England could care less about the royal wedding and by extension, the whole royal family. He explained:

"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 that they are benefit scroungers and nothing else. I don't believe they serve any purpose whatsoever…Go out now and speak to people on the street and they will laugh at you. They really will."

Riiiiiight. England could care less about this whole shindig. Sure. That's why people are already camped out in front of London's Westminster Abbey, right? That's why there's a freaking refrigerator with their faces on it, right?????

Somebody's reaching!

P.S. Be sure to watch Perez as he hosts with Nene Leakes "Will + Kate Forever," the only royal wedding special worth seeing, airing Friday, April 29th at 7pm/6c on Wedding Central and also at 9pm/8c on WE tv.

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40 comments to “Perfect Timing! Morrissey Hates On The Royal Family!”

  1. 1

    Actually, after talking to my friends who actually live there, a lot of the Brits honestly don't care. They may watch it on TV, but not that many people are giving into the hype of it all.

  2. Emjay says – reply to this


    It is actually true. With 3 days off people in the UK get an 11 day break so a whole heap of people have left for holidays. There is more coverage overseas than in the UK - most people see it as an inconvenience.

  3. 3

    They are a criminal organization. (The Royals.)

  4. 4

    He's right. Americans do not care at all, but yet its being shoved down our throats by the media. Most brits do not care about this nor the royal family. "fans" of the royals (the idiots camping out) is no different than American tweens camping out to see the Twilight cast.

    Keep in mind, citizens tax dollars are paying for that crap. What was it? 50 million ish? Of their money. I know 4 brits and all of them had negative things to say about this.

  5. 5

    I am surprised you don't like this man since he is either gay or bi and you only have great things to say about your gays.

  6. 6

    I Love you Morrissey! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA How right you are. I'd rather watch Thanksgiving parades of years past while my eyes are pulled open and someone pours glass shards in them than watch this Bullsh*t

  7. 7

    BREEZE…Bravo! I have family there and friends and most of them couldn't care less. They look at it as a day off work.

  8. 8

    Team Morrisey!

  9. 9

    Anybody's opinion who actually matters is what he meant to say. Anyone who thinks this wedding matters more than anyone else's is delusional. Ask Nene if she thinks the royal family is better than her.

  10. 10

    My English husband just said that all the UK people that will get the day off for the royal pain in the ass wedding will NOT get paid. This is one of the many reasons why our friends and or family over there are fed up with the royals.

  11. 11

    He's totally correct. I say people of England should storm the palace and throw the lot of them into the Tower of London. This wedding is a complete and utter waste of money and resources.

  12. 12

    He is right! Royal family sucks!

  13. 13

    why is this has-been still around?

  14. 14

    can you please proofread………..

  15. 15

    He's right. I don't care. Basically, two people I've never met are getting married, just like all the other people in the world who get married all the time whom I also don't know. Yay! How is this relevant to me? How is this relevant to all the losers — yeah, I said it — who also don't know them yet see this as an event central to their lives? I'm not watching. I'm in America; I'll be enjoying a good night's sleep.

  16. 16

    have to agree. who cares. they have as much relevance to england as miss ameica does to the us.

  17. 17

    Re: Randi-Canada – you are a nobody, and Morrissey is a living legend.

  18. 18

    I don't think he's right at all. I'm English, and I don't understand why people keep saying that none of us care about the Royal Wedding except for the day off that it's giving us. I know lots of people who are excited; I'd say opinion is split about half and half. I think a lot of people have watched William go through a difficult childhood and are genuinely happy and excited for him, even while recognising that the press surrounding the wedding has all got a bit silly. The other half, even if they aren't interested, rarely share the strong views on the royal family that Morrissey seems to have; most people I know see a lot of value in the royal family. He's completely ignoring the effect that they have on the tourist industry, their diplomatic role, and most importantly, their numerous charitable endeavours.

  19. 19

    he's right! I remember 1 year ago we had a duscussion in our class, on whether the brits need the royals or not…I was of the opinion that they're a waste of taxes & that they don't have a real job…basically they're representing england. in sum their "job" is to smile into a camera. wait a minute: isn't this exactly what paris hilton & all the other tramps are doing?! hahaha
    they're making such a hype for nothing. holla?!

  20. 20

    Hi. I'm english, and i can tell you that the majority of normal people actually do not care about the royal wedding. The royal family are a pointless tradition that have no power or standing with the UK. They are completely out of touch with people of the UK. And tbh, we don't even need them as a tourist attraction, France got rid of their monarchy years ago, yet tourists still flock to the palaces. Anyway, royal wedding is over hyped, a waste of tax payers cash when we are in a recession, and i for one could not give a fuck… The only good thing about it is the bank holiday!

  21. 21

    Wow, Talking to a couple of people give you the idea No One is interested!
    The commonwealth has More than two billion people in 54 countries across six continents.

    It's Fantastic William has grown before us and has Finally chosen his bride, GO WILLY!

  22. 22

    If I had a pound for everytime I've heard the words 'Kate & William' I could afford to pay for the wedding myself. I still wouldn't. What you have to remember is that people in the UK are depressed with the state of the country and any little excuse to forget about that will be welcomed by at least a couple of million even if it's just to distract them from their mundane lives. That's why sports, the x factor and TOWIE are so popular.

  23. 23

    I'm from the UK, I know a lot of people, myself included who couldn't careless. Its a waste of a working day too. Plus there was a survey of a TV audience and more than 70% of people aren't even going to watch it.

  24. 24

    Who are you to say what someone elses country are into? Morrissey is saying what he sees - the year round, day in day out contempt for the royal family - all you see is this momentary rush of interest and you are seeing it from a different perspective, in a different country. the wedding and the royal family are nothing but bad news. people are being evicted and arrested right now in pre-emptive actions to stop anyone from protesting.Britain is becoming a police state, designed to protect the wealthy and powerful like the Royals and you are supporting it with your ill-advised pandering.

  25. 25

    To any friend i've spoken who works in the UK, they won't get paid on that day. Also, apart from the tradition of Kings and Queens, what purpose do they serve? NOTHING. I studied Law there and among other things, I've been taught that their power is less than the Prime Minister's. The reason they're being "kept" is because they are an … attraction! Imagine a UK without the Queen. Can you?

  26. 26

    Re: shialagnes – tourist attraction, to be specific.

  27. 27

    Yeah I live in the UK and I'm quite excited to watch it and I get the day off work but a lot of people, especially young people like myself, just don't care. They feel pretty much the same as Morrissey. I like the royals. I like the tradition/ monastic history of England and the ceremonies and they bring in so much tourism for London but there is a huge group of people that simply aren't bothered.

  28. 28

    the only morons camped out are fuckin tourists. all uk people care about is the day off work…you like our idiot royals so much YOU pay for the damn wedding!!

  29. 29

    i'm english and honestly, most people don't care…

  30. Riggs says – reply to this


    I agree totally with Morrissey - he is so right. Historically the Royals have proven themselves to be liars, thieves and murderers and I have to pay for this ridiculous tradition to continue out of my tax. All this when I am facing being made redundant due to cuts, yet they can afford to basically shut down London.

    I agree it is the media shoving the wedding down our throats - noone cares!

  31. 31

    Perez why don't you actually try living in Britain before telling its citizens how they feel?

  32. 32

    Its true, why are the royal family better than everyone? They dont have a real power like david cameron. uk should be a republic. i really cant understand why you have to pay taxes just so they can live this expensive way of life. i'd feel betrayed if i was from gb.

  33. 33

    That's nice, sir… But all this hate is stupid. If you don't like what's going on.. Ignore it. I'm not sure why this guy's opinion matters.

  34. 34

    I have no desire to see the Royal wedding…. Weddings are boring.. the best part about them is the open bar and reception! HAHA

  35. 35

    a poll in the UK indicated that 70% dont give a shit.
    you can pass comment when you live here.

  36. 36

    A lot of folks really DON'T care, Perez. Plus, given the economy, a lot of folks are a bit put out that the royals — who live off tax money — are putting on a lavish wedding. I mean, no pleasing everybody, but it's worth noting how many folks camping out aren't actually British…

  37. @v@ says – reply to this


    I like some of his tunes, but they need the Monarchy a heck of a lot more than they need Morrissey. What a sourpuss. How much in tourism dollars and uplifting tradition does he bring to the UK as opposed to the Royal family? Yeah.

  38. 38

    Perez, no offence but america and the rest of the world are more mad on this royal wedding crap than the british. The wedding is being paid for by the taxes we have to pay and we're getting an UNPAID day off work for it. While most of the working class are facing cuts and redundancy this is not something we are excited about. I guarantee most who are camping out are NOT british, Majority of people are more angered by it and i along with most of my friends and family WONT be tuning in, i'd talk to some REAL british citizens (not celebrities) before you pass comment on how we feel about this farce

  39. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: idratherwatchpaintdrythanwatchtheroyalwe – The security costs (only) are being paid by the British public. The tourism dollars the Royals bring in dwarfs even that. The rest of the costs are being covered by the Monarchy and their interests in one way or another. The breakdown is on Sott.net, Flashback: The Royal Wedding: Who Pays The Bill?

  40. 40

    Re: NookiesWA – Citizens in Britain pay their tax in dollars ? REALLY ?
    You always post stupid comments but this time you've exceeded yourself !! MORON.