When English rock band The Smiths, released their second album Meat is Murder, it wasn’t just a collection of songs but a true stance that frontman, Morrissey took as a staunch vegetarian and advocate for animal rights. With his sharp-tongued, oft satirical lyrics and a penchant for sarcasm and cynicism, he’s been dubbed the“pope with mope” – a persona that resonated with the masses.
After The Smiths disbanded in 1987, Morrissey pursued a solo career too much success starting with his debut album, Viva Hate. Further albums and controversial comments followed cementing Morrissey’s status as the beloved loudmouth, indie-rock legend. Thus, a shirt emblazoned with“Be Kind to Animals or I’ll Kill You” is a beyond-bold statement, in true“Moz” fashion.
Text: Be Kind to Animals or I’ll Kill You Morrissey