Morrissey: Says Royals Are Scroungers

One thing is for sure, you don’t have to wonder how Morrissey feels about the Royal family. He once sang a song with lyrics “the Queen is dead.” Many wonder if he would really care if it were true. He has done nothing but be outspoken against the royals since he rose to stardom.

morrisseyMorrissey is a legendary rocker, first of the seminal 80′s band The Smith and now enjoys a prominent solo career. He often takes on contemporary English society. Just a day before the wedding he was speaking out again the royal wedding coverage and the royal family in general.

Kate Middleton Wedding Dress

Royal Wedding Coverage

Quote from Morrissey: “Why would I watch the wedding? I couldn’t take any of that seriously,” he said in an interview with BBC Radio 4. “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, nothing else,” he continued. “I don’t believe they serve any purpose whatsoever. I’m not an anarchist, but I believe that people don’t want the Royal family — the so-called Royal family. They’re not royal to me, but they’re royal to the media for some reason.”

What are your thoughts on the royal family? Do you defend them or are you offended by them?


  1. Keiran H says:

    I agree totally, i just dont understand at all what they actually do? They just dont appeal to me in any which way!! Some may class them as celebrities… are they…they “are” for just being who they are. Real celebrities are people whom actually have an ounce of talent like Morrissey himself or musicians or actors etc, what have any of the royal family actually done for England….they have done nothing for me, if they have i havent noticed.

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