Morrissey is suggesting quotes of his published in a German-language news print were taken out of context.
The controversial singer faced a lot of backlash after seemingly defending alleged sexual assault-perpetrators Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. His alleged statement was published by news outlet Der Spiege.
Morrissey addressed the controversy onstage at a recent show in Chicago. “I did an interview a couple of weeks ago for a German newspaper and, of course, let me just say this: That was the last print interview I will ever do,” he stated.
“Unless you see the words form in my mouth and then you see or hear the words come out of my mouth,” he continued. “Please, if you don’t see that, I didn’t say them.”
That being said, Morrissey made similar comments in an English interview with the Sunday Times. “You must be careful as far as ‘sexual harassment’ is concerned, because often it can be just a pathetic attempt at courtship,” he told the outlet.
Morrissey also got fans heated earlier this month reportedly refusing to perform at a scheduled concert because the stage was too cold.