"This most savage and cruel commodity continues to be the favourite ‘dish’ of smiling mother-to-be Kate Muddleton," singer says on a fansite.
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Two of Morrissey’s most passionate dislikes came together in one perfect storm on Thursday, as he hit out at the Duchess of Cambridge over her apparent taste for foie gras.
Posting on fansite true-to-you.net on his 54th birthday, he hit out at the duchess in the wake of Prince Charles banning foie gras from his official menus. And he urged fans to complain to the UK’s one remaining stockist.
Morrissey wrote: “Congratulations to Prince Charles for banning foie gras from all his functions. However, unsurprisingly, this most savage and cruel commodity continues to be the favourite ‘dish’ of smiling mother-to-be Kate Muddleton (from whom, in fact, we expect no less).”
Foie gras is made from the liver of a duck or goose, which has been over-fattened through force feeding. Morrissey continued: “Foie gras production is illegal in the UK, yet the ever-so-correct Fortnum & Mason have found suppliers in France who will keep their shelves stocked – possibly with the hope that smiling Kate will wobble in and place an order for her unborn child.
“Since Fortnum & Mason are now the only department store in London who are associated with the pitiless atrocity of foie gras, would you please write to them/contact them and exert pressure on them to stop selling such a savage beyond belief ‘product’.” He urged fans to complain to the upmarket retailer by mailshotting its London office and its website.
Morrissey has previously attributed responsibility for the death of the nurse Jacintha Saldanha to the Duchess of Cambridge. “[The Duchess of Cambridge] was in the hospital, as far as I could see, for absolutely no reason,” Morrissey said in December. “She feels no shame about the death of this woman, she’s saying nothing about the death of this poor woman. The arrogance of the British royals is absolutely staggering.”
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