Whether you love or hate Morrisey, the soulful singer from Britain, who is also known for being the lead singer of the Smiths, is certainly hard to ignore, especially considering the amount of controversy he has been stirring up lately. Recently he sent a letter to Al Gore, calling him a hypocrite for not convincing the venues at his Live Earth Concert.
PETA, which is probably better known for their often controversial and provocatory ad campaigns and protests than anything else, first pointed out the hypocrisy in serving meat at a concert dedicated to saving the earth. NNDb said that this response was met with backlash by much of the media and from the organizers, who largely ignored the letter except to say that they had no control what vendors served at the concerts. While it is believable that they might not have complete control, especially for such a large concert, it is hard to believe that they have no control or that they could not campaign against eating meat.
Morrisey responded in kind, by saying that he was able to negotiate with many of the venue’s that he performed at so that they served more vegetarian options and less meat, particularly at the Staples Center in 2013 and had managed to convince Madison Square Garden to not serve meat or meat products at his upcoming concert. Madison Square Garden has yet to confirm whether or not this is true.