The whole world bowed its head respectfully after the Utøya massacre, but Glenn Beck and Morrissey had something different to say about it.
"We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 [sic] dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried shit every day”, said Morrissey, frontman of the band The Smiths.
He made his inflammatory remarks at a concert in Warsaw, whilst performing to a packed crowd. Morrissey is on record as saying that the Far Right should not be ignored outright.
“If the BNP were afforded television time or unbiased space in newspapers,” he said in a 1994 interview, “it would seem less of a threat and it would ease the situation. They are gagged so much, that they take revenge in the most frightening way by hurting and killing people.
“But part of that is simply their anger at being ignored in what is supposed to be a democratic society."
The singer's spokeswoman told the Guardian: "There is no more to say on the matter, thank you".
Meanwhile Glenn Beck, the American conservative talk radio host, compared the Labour (Ap) youth camp at Utøya to the Hitler Youth.
The camp "sounds a little like the Hitler Youth or whatever," said Beck. "Who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing."
Although Beck went on to condemn the gunman Breivik,
Torbjørn Giæver Eriksen, a former press secretary for Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, told the Daily Telegraph: "Young political activists have gathered at Utøya for over 60 years to learn about and be part of democracy, the very opposite of what the Hitler Youth was about,"
"Glenn Beck's comments are ignorant, incorrect and extremely hurtful."
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