Morrissey: Pop music is obsessed with stupid people
Morrissey thinks modern pop music is "obsessed with stupid people".
The 56-year-old musician - whose real name is Steven Patrick Morrissey - has hit out at the current state of the modern media for bombarding users with advertising and claiming artists and performers lack imagination.
In a lengthy note posted on his fan website true-to-you.net over the weekend, he wrote: "It's very difficult for me, I think, to live now, in this electronic age of atrocity. We are fed nothing but carnage and ruin, and we must digest these images and thoughts every single day ... so is it any wonder we all look slightly terrorised ... this stupid civilization of advertising, advertising, advertising ... things that nobody wants.
"It's hard to maintain indifference and to not respond.
"Finally, nothing connects with anything. Even to have imagination suddenly seems hopeless because pop music has become so impoverished and obsessed only with very, very stupid people. (sic)"
The former The Smiths frontman also took a swipe at British youth radio station BBC Radio 1 for the choice of bands and artists they feature on the show, compared to a time when they would have had the late William Burroughs, an American novelist and spoken word performer, on air over electro star Little Boots.
He continued: "It's fascinating to consider how Radio One once interviewed William Burroughs! These days the program planners at Radio One would pass on William Burroughs in favor of Little Boots. So it's a bit like trying to deal with people who have nothing but actually want even less than they have. (sic)"
The 'Big Mouth Strikes Again' singer lamented to a time when the likes of late actors James Dean and Richard Davalos were in their prime and being famous meant being part of a "secret society".
He concluded: "Therefore I look at Richard Davalos and James Dean not as faces from a more simplistic time, but as faces of a beautiful and secret society. You cannot say that about anyone in 2016. (sic)"