Morrissey slams Beckhams: ‘They are insufferable to anyone of intelligence’

Morrissey hates the Chinese people. He hates them so very much. But not as much as he hates the royal family, and that hatred pales in comparison to his rage-loathing specifically of Duchess Kate. That was the last time we covered Morrissey too – go here to read his analysis of Duchess Kate’s pregnancy and how Dr. Morrissey believed that she was never really sick. He’s not just a ball of hate, he’s also a rather brilliant (brilliantly awful) conspiracy theorist. Here’s what I didn’t know, though: Morrissey also has a blinding hatred for run-of-the-mill celebrities and athletes. Shocking!! In a recent interview, he took Victoria and David Beckham to task, because the Beckhams apparently whizzed in his organic cornflakes.

Victoria and David Beckham are about as close to royalty as you can get in the U.K. without an actual crown, but there’s at least one Brit who doesn’t bow down to their throne: singer Morrissey.

To say that the outspoken musician is not a fan of the couple would be a huge understatement. He recently let loose some choice words for the two during an interview with Loaded magazine (via the Daily Mail).

“I’d…have the Peckhams dragged to the edge of the village and flogged,” he snapped, intentionally mispronouncing their names. “They are insufferable to anyone of intelligence, and they actively chase the paparazzi.”

But they’re not the only ones to blame for their elevated status, the 53-year-old continued. “We don’t seem to realize that David and Victoria Peckham will soon be back, and God forbid they will be bestowed with titles Sir and Lady Peckham,” he said pointedly of rumors that the couple and their four kids may relocate back to London from Los Angeles. “This is what’s wrong with this country, we don’t seem to care.”

The soccer star, 37, and his fashion designer wife of 13 years, 38, are not Morrissey’s first targets. In December, the musician took aim at Kate Middleton, saying that she was responsible for the suicide of hospital nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was tricked by two Australian DJs into helping reveal details about the pregnant Duchess’ condition.

“It wasn’t because of two DJs in Australia that this woman took her own life — it was the pressure around her,” he told New Zealand’s 3News, adding that he believed Middleton was in the hospital “for absolutely no reason” and felt “no shame” about Saldanha’s death. “The arrogance of the British royals is absolutely staggering.”

[From Us Weekly]

Did I build that up to much? Because as I really look at what Morrissey said… it’s not like he threw a flaming pile of dog poop at them, you know? He could have said much, much worse things about the Beckhams. Like, he could have mentioned that David may or may not have a wandering dong. He could have said something about eating disorders. I’m just saying… he had more material to work with, and he didn’t go there. He didn’t go personal, he went socio-economic, he went with a rather old-fashioned threat of violence. Yes, this could have been much worse.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Justyna says:

    I wish he could just shut up once and for all. I’m such a big fan of his music, especially with The Smiths, but his personal comments are making him more and more “insufferable to anyone of intelligence”. When I listen to his records, I can’t help but think about his off-putting personality and it ruins the experience. As for the Beckhams – I’m not a fan, but I’ll take actively chasing the fame over being a racist misogynist any time. They are pretty harmless in the long run while Morrissey just keeps offending everyone.

  2. hmm says:

    Old sad media hore, much! They actively chase the paparazzi and you use their names to get in the media. Are you alike, yes. Same same!

  3. T.Fanty says:

    Evil old queen as he is, he is completely right. In England, the vacuous WAG culture is ubiquitous and terrifying. The Beckhams represent a celebration of anti-intellectualism, that is raging way out of control. Gossip and frivolity has it’s place – I love this site because it balances gleeful superficiality with a good sense of social awareness, but I think that you ladies are the exception, rather than the rule. I’m totally with Morrisey on this one.

  4. Effy says:

    Cry-cry baby! Just shut the hell up already!!

  5. Christina says:

    I generally think Mozza is an attention-seeking has-been, but as regards the tacky, selfish Beckhams he is 100% spot on.

  6. mln76 says:

    Its sad he was a brilliant musician who wrote some of my all-time favorites now he sounds like an old bitter fart.

  7. Elceibeno08 says:

    The only one thing that bugs me about David Beckham is the fact that he stuffs his crotch in his underwear ads. Why can’t go natural with no crotch enhancements.

  8. Yitka says:

    Lol at him calling them ‘The Peckhams’ because Peckham is one of the roughest neighbourhoods in London.

  9. marie says:

    maybe he should have thrown a flaming pile o’poo, it would have been more entertaining.

    the only thing I really got from the article was that Victoria is older than David, I did not know that..

  10. Tuxedo Cat says:

    Morrissey sounds so bitter. I don’t remember him being so vitriolic.

    He may have a point about the Beckhams, but at least they are good parents, and David is a gifted athlete.

    Morrissey forgets that the royals are born into their heritage. They have no choice. How would he handle having no choice of career? Not very well, I imagine.

    • Leen says:

      Morissey is known to be an anti-royalist and outdated tradition built on racism and superiority. I don’t want to rag on the British as I do like the British but the Crown is the last remnants of British colonialism. They have a very dirty history and only till 1971 did British colonialism end (with the Independence of Bahrain).

      I’m not a fan of the royals because of I do agree it is the last remnants of colonialism and it has negatively affected my country. But again it is not my country.

  11. Amelia says:

    Oh Morissey . . . f*ck off.
    For some reason you seem to be hugely mistaken into thinking people actually give a stuff about what you have to say anymore.
    Whilst the WAG/do-anything-to-be-famous culture leaves me slightly sickened, it can’t be denied that David played quite a large role in bringing the Olympics and Paralympics to London and Ol’ Grouchy is a reasonably successful designer.
    Go away, you washed up old Queen.

  12. Hstreet1 says:

    I love Morrissey and I think it’s hilarious! But on a more serious note, I think he makes a valid point regarding the poor nurse who took her life. While Kate is clearly not directly responsible, the Royals are idolized. No doubt the poor lady would have been ridiculed, shamed and fired regardless of what the hospital says now.

  13. Lizzy says:

    I don’t know who he is but I know who Beckhams are. I think that’s his problem.

  14. Kate (newer one) says:

    I’m just mesmerised by that emerald ring Posh is wearing.

  15. Adrien says:

    Saw him on Letterman the other night, I thought he was Robin Williams.

  16. Hautie says:

    I actually cracked up reading this.

    I love the bitter Queen’s that reside in England. Between Morrissey and Rupert Everett, I don’t know who amuses more.

    And lets be honest.

    The Beckham’s wanted huge fame in American, more than they wanted oxygen to breath with. But they never really got it. They made a dent in the LA fame game. But I never saw them as a big deal.

    I find it more disturbing that they are up rooting their children, out of the school at mid term.

    And how awkward leaving LA would be for them. After they have only attended school here in the US. I bet it will be one heck of a culture shock to start school in the UK.

  17. JL says:

    O.o Someone didn’t let him play with their soccer balls and he’s pissed!

  18. Miss You Enclave24 says:

    I love him, he keeps it real! David chases soccer money, and Victoria chases the fame of fashion all with their average looking children in tow.

  19. Mew says:

    Love how Beckham is written wrong in the story. Anyway, they’ve manage to pimp their game. That’s all that matters in this world.

  20. OhDear says:

    He’s coming across as an attention whore. The Beckhams are certainly a brand, but I don’t see how they’re different from any other celebrity power couple (and unlike a lot of other WAGs, Victoria had her own life/career and was successful in her own right before she and David got together).

  21. Madpoe says:

    Scurry! Evil Queens are running their tongues rampant this week!

  22. keats says:

    Oh, Morrissey, you bitter old hag. I love you so much.

  23. N-Bear says:

    Does anyone else think he and Rupert Everett would make the most lovely couple?

  24. strah says:

    I have a soft spot for Morrissey. I’m totally ok with him giving out his bitchy opinions when he’s asked. Everyone else does.

  25. bns says:

    I wonder if he’s friends with Johnny Rotten. They’re both always bitching about something. It’s kind of entertaining though, like the Gallagher brothers.

  26. Ally says:

    ‘Victoria and David Beckham are about as close to royalty as you can get in the U.K. without an actual crown.’ Oh dear, so false, the Beckhams are NOT popular in the UK. Many people celebrated when they left the country and are now hoping they’re not coming back.

    Morrissey mostly talks BS but he’s spot on about the chavy Beckhams.

  27. Agnes says:

    i’m no fan of the beckhams, but morrisey is just an old c-u-next-tuesday, isn’t he? morrisey and cunty karl should hang out.

  28. cs says:

    I’m sorry to say I really don’t know who he is. But,I do believe the Beckhams thought they were going to be the next coming in the US and it didn’t happen. Most Americans don’t care about soccer. Football, Baseball and Basketball stars rule here. Basketball stars make the most money here in the US whether they are active or inactive. The Fashion Industry is in NYC, not LA. So they’re heading back to England. Good, I don’t think they’ll be missed since I don’t believe most Americans knew they lived here in the first place.

  29. LadyLupton says:

    Well, we can all carry on with our lives and sleep well tonight now that Morrissey has enlightened us with his opinion on the Beckhams. I mean, I don’t know how I lived my life before knowing how he felt.

  30. cs says:

    How many times in interviews Victoria stated she wanted to dress Angelina Jolie, to no avail. She had to settled for Tom/Katie or Will/Jada. I guess they didn’t realized that group were has-beens in the US. Now, if they associated themselves with Beyonce/Jay-Z there would’ve been a fighting chance.

  31. Immy says:

    Rude. Plain and simple. I don’t see them spilling out vile public statements about people. They are two people who have had successful careers, and raise what appear to be four well adjusted, happy children. Meanwhile, there are plenty of people in the UK, just like the US, who pop out child after child they cannot afford, do not work, and rely on the gov’t to support them when they are able bodied. Yeah, the Beckham’s are what’s wrong with the world *eyeroll*

  32. irishserra says:

    He has a point. Though, it’s not what’s wrong with the UK; it’s what’s wrong with the entire western world.

  33. KellyinSeattle says:

    ha ha ha; this story makes me laugh out loud….the comments are hilarious and I’m literally giggling my morning away!

  34. Thiajoka says:

    Ugh. I wish I could just go back to the 80′s and 90′s when I hated Morrissey for his depressing, self-indulgent music and public image instead of having instant access to his personal assholery.

  35. Themuseisnotenchanted says:

    Whats up with the MOZ hate? When he has an opinion he usually (key word) has a good point. I love his music and his bitchiness. Also, he is English so he can have an opinion about his own country!

  36. RobN says:

    I think it’s sad when people who had actual talent at some point become better known for being a-holes than for their actual abilities. So sad and desperate for attention.

  37. mimi says:

    I have to say that his statements are pretty much right on.

    Why are they even famous? for posing? For having a massive machinery of PR?

    While he used to be an athlete, she never had talent of any sort and looks quite plain, so no great beauty can compensate for her lack of personality, talent of intelligence.
    HE is a very handsome man, no doubt, but seems a bit dumb, and together with her they are so annoying with their fame-hungry ways.

    It seems a lot of that empty people who have nothing to offer, is now the trend in the UK, so I can understand why he would be upset or call them out.

  38. Jaycee says:

    I think Morrissy was completely right with what he said about Kate Middleton, aka “Princess” Kate.

  39. Mira says:

    Morrissey is right. The “Peckhams” are insufferable. Prefer bitchy Morrissey over the vapid Peckhams anyday!

  40. Ms Kay says:

    Gosh… If him and Rupert Everett can come and have tea at my house anytime… I’d just seat there and listen to them bitch-talk for hours and hours… *heart eyes*

  41. Amilu says:

    I’ve loved Morrissey for as long as I can remember. There’s not much he could say that would test my love for him, but that bit about Chinese people crosses the line.

    I love cats and dogs as much as the next person, and I was SCARRED FOR LIFE when I saw footage of a cat being killed for food in China on an HBO special when I was in high school. But calling Chinese people a subspecies is WRONG.

  42. kitty bye says:

    Loved his music & the way he swung the mic around “ages ago” yet he seems so “cocky” really….

  43. Izzy V. says:

    Kaiser, I don’t think you understand why some British people (especially British intellectuals- or, in Morissey’s case, people who think they are intellectuals) would have such ill-feeling toward the royals. They pay TAXES for these people who spend 80% of their time on vacation or being waited on by servants. Can you imagine paying such a high tax bracket that the British do and having a chunk of that go to a bunch of lazy arses who have done nothing to get their title but to have been born into the right family? My father is British and hates the royals even more than Morissey does, and he has absolutely good reason to.

  44. Bolivar says:

    I love Morissey, but I learned long ago to separate the artist from the product. I still enjoy his music, but have severed it from the conjoined twin that is the real, complicated human being. I still love Annie Hall and Chinatown, still listen to Beck without condoning or absolving their creators sins. Morissey is the crazy aunt you HAVE to invite to holiday dinners ["but dear, she's FAMILY"]. You learn to look the other way as she secrets mashed potatoes into her poncho (“for later”),ignore her random laughter and outbursts of “Crawdads!” Bless.