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Morrissey Blasts 'Thickwit' Prince William Over Hunting Trip

"We can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces," he wrote

Morrissey performs in Liege, Belgium.
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February 10, 2014 11:55 AM ET

Over the weekend, Morrissey posted an open letter to Prince William lambasting him for a recent hunting trip in Spain with his brother Harry. He's chastised the "Boil Family" before, but reiterated his criticism after William's deer and boar trip was revealed around the same time the prince made a plea to halt endangered species hunting.

Morrissey's 15 Most Outrageous Quotes

"Although William's speech. . . will concentrate on endangered species, William is too thickwit to realize that animals such as tigers and rhino are only driven to near extinction because people who are precisely like himself and his brother have shot them off the map - all in the name of sport and slaughter," the singer wrote in a post entitled, "This Story Is Old, I Know, But It Goes On." "Whenever you shoot an animal in the head the outcome is usually the same: death."

The singer went on to criticize the British press who he says defends the Royal Family, and argues that there's a different intellect level between people like himself and hunters. "The rationalists amongst us - who are never allowed to speak, are intelligent enough to realize that endangered species are dying out only because of people like William and Harry, and, for this we can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces."

A spokesman for Prince William defended the prince's actions. "The Duke of Cambridge has for many years been a passionate advocate for endangered wildlife and has campaigned tirelessly to help stop the illegal poaching of rhino horn and elephant tusk," the spokesman told UPI. "His track record in this area speaks for itself."

This is hardly the first time Morrissey has openly criticized the Royal Family. In a 2010 open letter, the singer wrote that William "has never made the faintest imprint on the English soul" and that he and wife Kate Middleton "are so dull as people that it is actually impossible to discuss them."

Read Morrissey’s full statement (via True to You):

One day prior to giving a public plea on behalf of animal welfare (!), Prince William is to be found in Spain (with Prince Harry) shooting and killing as many deer and boar as they possibly can! Although William's speech (no doubt written by his publicity aides at Clarence House) will concentrate on endangered species, William is too thickwit to realize that animals such as tigers and rhino are only driven to near extinction because people who are precisely like himself and his brother have shot them off the map - all in the name of sport and slaughter. Whenever you shoot an animal in the head the outcome is usually the same: death.

Just why William kills innocent and defenseless deer does not matter – the fact is, he does it, and we must go on and on asking why any form of violence is acceptable to the British establishment. It is easy for privileged people to assume jealousy to be the reason why anyone would wish to condemn them, but the British Boil Family never fails to be a colossal embarrassment to the United Kingdom.

The Spanish trip is more than likely unwillingly funded by the British taxpayer, and we know very well that the British press is duty-bound to always defend and cleanse the bad behavior of the Boil Family - no matter how abysmal and hypocritical their actions. But the rationalists amongst us - who are never allowed to speak, are intelligent enough to realize that endangered species are dying out only because of people like William and Harry, and, for this we can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces.

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