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Morrissey expresses “delight” as bullfighter is gored

The ex-Smiths singer responds to the news with a celebratory essay.

Notorious for his acerbic and unforgiving rants, ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey has once again let his acid tongue out to play. This week’s target? An injured bullfighter Karla de los Angeles.

The Mexican matador, who was twice gored during an exhibition in Mexico City two weeks ago, has now suffered insult to injury by becoming the subject of the singer’s latest essay, which is entitled ‘The Shame of Beloved Mexico’. Seemingly taking immense pleasure in her misfortune, Morrissey, who also addressed the culture of bullfighting on recent album cut ‘The Bullfighter Dies’, uses the passage to applaud the bull’s violent reaction, brandish the matador a ‘serial killer’ and further challenge the sport as an institution, stating:

“For the torment and slaughter of each bull there is an avowed plan and a strict script, so therefore there is no possibility of a contest of any kind. Yet there is the illusion of contest and action even if the order of events is very efficient – so efficient, in fact, that whenever the bull ‘wins’ it is reported that the event has ‘gone wrong’.”

This essay can be read in full on Morrissey fan site True To You.

Away from the ol’ poison pen, Morrissey is allegedly set to return to the studio in February to record a rapid-fire follow up to last year’s ‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’. Still no word on those cancelled tour dates, though.

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