Given how a high court judge once slated Morrissey as singlemindedly “devious, truculent and unreliable” the ex-Smith is probably unrepentent but his latest outburst likening the Norway massacre to fast food has been universally slated. Even the fansite Morrissey-Solo reported the story with the remark “Once again he shoots himself in the foot.”

The offending words this time were: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried S*** every day.” These type of contrived-to-remain-in-the-headlines controversial comments occur with such regularity now that their impact is blunted; making the former Smith into something of a pantomime dame. The story is here here (Telegraph) and NME readers reactions here

Dare I say “that joke isn’t funny anymore” ??