Last Friday, I talked about Kate Moss’ “pro-ana” comment and asked you what you thought about the public’s response – specifically, whether the public has the right to hold the model, and celebrities in general, responsible for the things they say.
Now I’m wondering what you think about Morrissey’s recent comments on suicide.
During a recent Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young interview (BBC Radio 4), the British singer and songwriter, who’s pretty well known for his melancholy lyrics, admitted to having contemplated suicide and claimed the act of taking one’s own life was “an act of great self-control” and “honorable.”
During Desert Island Discs, each “castaway” (guest) is asked to choose eight records, one book, and one luxury item to bring with him to a desert island. As if Morrissey’s opinions on suicide weren’t disturbing enough, he chose two items as his luxury items: A bed and a bottle of sleeping pills, “in case he might want to make a quick exit.”
(Because castaways are only allowed to choose one luxury item, Morrissey eventually settled on the bed. Feel better? Me either.)