Morrissey Confirms: Yes… He's Vegan!
It’s been long-speculated in many-a-forum, “is he or isn’t he?” While some declared he wasn’t, others bemoaned, “I know It’s Gonna Happen Someday!” While secretly wondering,” How Soon is Now?!” Well I’m here to tell you that Steven Patrick Morrissey , a.k.a Morrissey, a.k.a Moz, is no longer just a Good Looking Man About Town… Morrissey has now confirmed himself as being a vegan too!
In his first interview in a decade, Morrissey sat down with Larry King and they discussed many topics, including his being vegan. Morrissey described the process as being gradual, which might explain why so many people were confused as to whether he was vegetarian or vegan.
When asked by Larry King when he became vegan, Morrissey answered:
“I became vegetarian first when I was very young [and discusses seeing a program on tv that showed a slaughterhouse. It made an impression, because as a result of seeing that, he ended up becoming vegetarian]…”
Larry then asked what made him take the next step to veganism, to which Morrissey replied:
“It’s just a gradual thing, everybody begins as a vegetarian, because to dive straight forward and to be completely purist is very hard for most people. Financially they can’t do this and also you have to find food. But once you do it, it’s so much better…”
Larry King asked if there is anything he misses, from before being vegan, and Morrissey surprised Larry by pulling off his shoe and showing off his Stella McCartney, “non-animal” shoe.
Though his veganism may have been in question throughout the years, one thing has never been in doubt, and that’s his passion for animals and their rights. There’s no doubt that going forward, people can expect more advocacy, whether contracting that venues go veg for his concerts or making the news with one of his controversial quotes. We can all count on Morrissey for his steadfast stance that Meat is Murder.
Image source: Larry King Now