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Cliff hopes Morrissey will eat meat at New York show

By | Published on Monday 17 February 2014

Cliff Richard

Morrissey thinks Cliff Richard is as bad as a paedophile. Which is going to make their gig together at New York’s Barclays Center in June a bit awkward.

Earlier this year, Morrissey said during a Q&A with fans on the True To You website: “I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder. If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away”.

But when asked by the BBC last week if he’d be going vegetarian for his show with the former Smiths man, Cliff responded: “Certainly not. No, of course not. I like to think [Morrissey] might eat some meat when I arrive, but I wouldn’t expect him to. So I don’t think he’d expect me to be vegetarian. If I found he was offended by people eating meat then I won’t eat it in front of him. But I’ll have a chicken curry afterwards”.

Well, Cliff, you only need take a look at the paragraph above your own quote to see what the Mozmeister atually thinks. But, who knows, if anyone’s going to win him round to the delights of chicken curry, it’s going to be the Cliffinator.

Anyway, asked the other obvious question – Why? Why, Cliff? Why is this show with Morrissey even happening? – the eternal bachelor boy said: “I’ve only heard that he likes me. The words were ‘he’s a fan of yours’ and that’s enough for me to hear. It’s a great honour for me to be asked by someone like him because no one would expect him to ask me, and that’s what I like about it”.

Well, let’s just see if you remain on the bill after Morrissey gets wind of those chicken curry comments, eh? Tom Jones will also support the former Smiths frontman at a show in LA in May. Back in 2011, Jones revealed that he’d lost two stone by going on the ‘caveman diet’. With that name, it probably goes without saying that it’s not the most vegetarian of weight loss schemes.