Morrissey has blasted politicians and the monarchy for their response to the Manchester terror attack, which claimed the lives of 22 concert goers and injured 106 others on Monday night.
The controversial singer was born in Greater Manchester and had been celebrating his birthday in the city when news of the bomb broke.
In a post shared to Facebook, he took aim at prime minister Theresa May, London mayor Sadiq Khan, Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Queen Elizabeth II, saying the elite lived in a ‘bullet-proof bubble’.
The Smiths singer’s comments received mix reviews. Some disagreed with him and said his stance served purely to spread fear among people.
Alex wrote: “I idolise you and have done for years but please do not use this event to try and spread fear amongst people.”
However, another, named Stephanie, applauded him, writing: “Utterly brilliant and correct. Someone with the courage to say it how it really is.”
While many pointed out that politicians do work on the front line and reminded him of the brutal murder of Labour MP Jo Cox last year.
Elsewhere, Alice Cooper released a statement through his management today and expressed his love for the city of Manchester and his grief at their plight.
“My heart goes out to the people of Manchester and all of the UK. Manchester is one of the heart and soul cities of the UK, and having been there many, many times over the past 40+ years, I’ve gotten to know the city and the people there pretty well.
“I cannot pretend to know or even imagine the pain of the parents, brothers, sisters and other family members and friends of the innocent victims of this, these mostly young music fans having just enjoyed the concert. But I know that the people there will stand together and stay strong.”
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