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Morrissey clarifies Norway massacre comments in a statement

Morrissey sparked controversy earlier this week after he said the cruelty of Anders Breivik in the Norway attacks were "nothing" compared to the inhumanity of fast food restaurants and has now released a statement clarifying his opinions. 

He explained to fan site True To You:

"The recent killings in Norway were horrific. As usual in such cases, the media give the killer exactly what he wants - worldwide fame. We aren't told the names of the people who were killed - almost as if they are not considered to be important enough, yet the media frenzy to turn the killer into a Jack The Ripper star is... repulsive. He should be un-named, not photographed, and quietly led away."

He then spoke directly about his comments on stage in Warsaw and added:

"The comment I made on stage at Warsaw could be further explained this way - Millions of beings are routinely murdered every single day in order to fund profits for McDonalds and KFCruelty, but because these murders are protected by laws, we are asked to feel indifferent about the killings, and to not even dare question them."

"If you quite rightly feel horrified at the Norway killings, then it surely naturally follows that you feel horror at the murder of ANY innocent being. You cannot ignore animal suffering simply because animals 'are not us'."

Watch Morrissey perform 'Meat is Murder' below: