Morrissey, the former front man of The Smiths, has said that Sir Paul McCartney should return his knighthood if he really believes in animal rights. McCartney is allegedly unhappy that the Los Angeles Staples Center will be meat-free on the night of Mozza's concert, March 1, because a similar request by the Knight of the British Empire was denied.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the British singer said "Really, he should be happy for any victory on behalf of the animals. I know he works tirelessly for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA], but he also loves the British royals, whose treatment of animals is abysmal." Morrissey continued "The Queen herself wears enough fur to blanket most of Russia. . . If he cared passionately about animals, he'd return his knighthood. He doesn't need the Queen's approval. He's given more pleasure to people worldwide than she could ever dream of."
The strict vegan, 53, is no stranger to controversy, and once said of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher "She is only one person. She can be destroyed. It is the only remedy for this country at the moment."
Morrissey recently canceled an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" because the other guests on the show were stars of reality show "Duck Dynasty", the A&E show featuring people who make product for duck hunting.