by Michael dEstries
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morrisseyRocker Morrissey is adamant about performing in a meat-free environment — so much so that he regularly bans all food “that used to have a face” from concert halls. Case in point was his most recent gig at Webster Hall in NY this week. From the article,

“The ardent vegetarian – whose second album with his former group The Smiths was titled ‘Meat Is Murder’ – demanded the Webster Hall venue be a meat-free zone before, during and immediately after his performance on Wednesday night. A source said: ‘There were no deli sandwiches, sushi, pepperoni pizza or anything else that used to have a face. Even the cleaning staff were happy to do their part by bringing in veggie sandwiches for lunch.'”

Apparently, Morrissey also prohibits his staff from eating meat and will fire anyone on the spot if caught doing so.

Badass man, absolutely badass.

MostersandCritics via Vegetarian Star

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Melisser

    ..and this is why I want to marry him.

  • erin

    Not to date myself but I was barely a teen when I got my smith’s “meat is murder” tshirt and wore it proudly in my small home town in indiana. needless to say i did not receive a warm welcome :(

    hopefully times have changed


  • steph

    my hero

  • Leanne Mai-ly (Vaute Couture)


  • DJ Karma (of VegSpinz)

    Wow! Really badass!!

  • Whoever…

    Another one who ‘walks the walk’!

    I have the utmost admiration and respect for people like him…

    He rocks!


  • Vegan Eating Out

    I’d love to see more people in charge taking the same stance.

  • Rob

    Why isn’t he vegan then?

  • Jules

    Rob: He is vegan, I don’t know where you get the idea that he isn’t. A lot of people refer to him as “vegetarian” because largely the mainstream doesn’t know what a vegan is, but he most certainly is.

  • JoesyTheVeganBuddhist

    Love him and the fact that he is willing to educate people by atleast telling them not every meal you eat needs to be a dead animal he isnt trying to be some type of tyrant as some may interpret it but taking a stand that other well known vegetarians/vegans should be so bold to also want to do im glad to see someone is finally making their voice heard when we need it so greatly

  • Darwin


  • mike

    I think that making people not eat meat to just get a paycheck is sorta facist. I am vegetarian (not vegan) but I don’t force my family and friends to withhold their meat eating around me. I think that is just improperly imposing your will onto another.

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  • Paul

    Because you’re an overweight vegan chick with hairy armpits?

  • Natasha

    But yet he still wear leather shoes since he claims there are no good vegan shoes. Does that make sense? He won’t eat animals but he will wear them?

  • herwin

    natasha, can you please back that up with reliable links ?

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