Morrissey has claimed that he will never do another print interview again.
The singer returned with new album 'Low In High School' earlier this year, with its release prompting a small run of largescale print features.
Morrissey spoke to German publication Der Spiegel, and seemed to question the allegations of sexual harassment being made against Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey.
"As far as I know, he was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old," he is reported to have said. "Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14. One wonders where the boy’s parents were. One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen. I do not know about you, but in my youth I have never been in situations like this. Never. I was always aware of what could happen."
"When you are in somebody’s bedroom, you have to be aware of where that can lead to. That’s why it does not sound very credible to me. It seems to me that Spacey has been attacked unnecessarily."
Later speaking to The Times, Morrissey was asked about these comments. "You must be careful as far as ‘sexual harassment’ is concerned because often it can be just a pathetic attempt at courtship", he said.
Asked to clarify this, he added: "I’m sure it’s horrific, but we have to keep everything in proportion. Do you not agree? I have never been sexually harassed, I might add."
Playing Chicago's Riviera Theatre on November 25th, Morrissey appeared to cast doubt on the veracity of these reports, and vowed to never do another print interview as a result.
He told the crowd: "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."
The singer continued: "Unless you see the words form in my mouth and then you see or hear the words come out of my mouth… please, if you don’t see that, I didn’t say them."
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