‘Trust Morrissey to rain on Britain’s patriotic parade. The singer has been criticised for attacking the “blustering jingoism” of the Olympic Games and comparing the atmosphere to Hitler’s Germany in 1939.
Whilst the nation has largely united in celebration of Team GB’s medal-winning exploits, the former Smiths frontman remains unmoved by the fervour. In a web letter to his True To You fan club, Morrissey wrote: “I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event.”
The Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now singer asked: “Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism? The ‘dazzling royals’ have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness.”’