Not one to mince his words, Morrissey has praised Prince for being the "royal we love" and branded Queen Elizabeth as the "face of white supremacy."
In a simple twist of fate, Prince died on the same day that Queen Elizabeth was celebrating her 90th birthday -- a bizarre coincidence which led many Prince fans to believe that Niagara Falls had been illuminated in purple in honor of the pop icon's passing.
It transpired that it was nothing to do with Prince's demise, but was simply a bizarre coincidence. The Falls had been illuminated with the "royal" color of purple in honor of Queen Elizabeth's birthday.
However, many felt that someone like Prince, who came up the hard way and changed the world with his music, was more deserving of such a tribute, as opposed to, say, a British pensioner who has been given everything on a plate and adamantly refuses to share even the most meager of crumbs with her subjects.
Take Morrissey, for example. His love for Prince and contempt for the royals has been well documented, but the surly songbird decided to take things further on hearing about Prince's death, and chirped on his blog True To You that Prince is "far more 'royal that Elizabeth 2.' "
"Prince, who made something of his life as opposed to having fortune handed to him, is far more 'royal' than Elizabeth 2, and he will be mourned far more than she, for she could never make herself lovable, no matter how many paid and promoted non-stories flood the newspapers of the world."As someone who shuns the mass slaughter of animals and the consumption of burnt flesh, Morrissey also pointed out that in all the praise for Prince from the world's media it was barely mentioned that the "purple one" was a "strong advocate of the abolition of the abattoir."
"Although a long-serving vegan and a strong advocate of the abolition of the abattoir, neither of these points was mentioned in the one hundred television reports that I witnessed yesterday as they covered the enchanted life and sad death of Prince. The points were not mentioned because they are identified as expressions against establishment interests, therefore we, mere galley slaves, aren't allowed to know.Yet one human being who did threaten to engulf a large part of the world last Thursday, with the shadow cast by her 90th birthday celebrations, was Queen Elizabeth.
"Prince has influenced the world more than is suspected, and somehow the life of his music is just beginning, and he would be thanked not only by humans but also animals for living his lyrical life as he did. Humans, you see, are not the world."
Morrissey barked that on the same day "Prince melts away in his physical form, the news media (under tyrannized instructions from Buckingham Palace) are informing the world that Her Royal Slyness is celebrating her 90th birthday, and we are assured that all of the United Kingdom is celebrating a monarch who has "served" (that is, served herself, not the people) for over 60 years."
Morrissey then asks where is the evidence of these celebrations? And believes despite what the media rams down our throat an atmosphere of 'national indifference' prevails.
Saving the big guns for last, he then calls the Queen the face of "white supremacy" and a "big stick" with which to beat the British public with.
"In this mental maze the marrow of the matter has been grasped by everyone: monarchy is the new anarchy. It is the face of white supremacy, social repression, tyranny, oppression, thought control, big stick control, minority rule, dictatorship, and, on the streets beyond SW1, unfairness."[Photo by Leon Neal-WPA Pool/Getty Images]"Now where's my knighthood ducky?" [Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Firefly]