Singer Steven Patrick Morrissey, commonly known as Morrissey, is renowned for his passionate pro-animal rights advocacy.
Recently, however, The Smiths’ lead singer got the full attention of the Internet for making comments that had nothing to do with vegan activism.
He may be known for championing animal rights, but he doesn’t approve of the TSA treating people like cattle.
In a blog post penned by the singer’s fanzine staff, he was quoted as saying that his previous comments regarding an alleged sexual-assault incident during an encounter with the TSA were mainly ignored.
According to his fanzine, the singer said “We gather that TSA stands for Thorough Sexual Assault,” and that “If you are traveling through San Francisco International Airport you must be ready for a full sexual attack by people who claim to have your interests at heart. It is unlikely that ISIS would stoop so low.”
That’s right folks, he went there. Morrissey compared TSA to ISIS.
After Morrissey made his complaint against the TSA public, the agency issued a statement claiming that the “TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect. Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual.”
Morrissey responded by saying that the “TSA have ignored my official and legal and constitutional complaint.”
According to Judicial Watch, TSA agents are constantly criticized for their treatment of passengers, and many official complaints go unreported mainly because they are not publicly disclosed by the agency.
Originally published here.