The news beast is salivating today over Morrissey’s interview with Desert Island Disc’s Kirsty Young (download it here) in which he admits to suicidal thoughts and adds, “I think this self-destruction is honorable. I always thought it was. It’s an act of great control and I understand people who do it.” Sure, that quote is destined to spark fresh controversy, but we suggest you also check out his Q&A with Filter from the summer to see that Moz’s opinions on the subject have been public for quite a while.
Moz has also spoken candidly about his hatred of meat and animal products. In fact, he refuses to be in the presence of food that “used to have a face” and may even walk off stage due to “the smell of burning animals.” It’s no surprise, then, that Morrissey has teamed up with fashion designer and Beatle daughter Stella McCartney for a line of vegan shoes. [Insert Meat is Murder joke here.]
“I’m working with Morrissey on a line of leather-free shoes which I’m really excited about,” McCartney revealed to Mail Online. “We are still in the early stages, but the shoes could be launched next year.”
Moz isn’t the first celebrity to venture into the vegan shoe enterprise: Natalie Portman launched her own (failed) line of leather-free women’s shoes and AFI bassist Hunter Burgan has promoted vegan sneakers and various other projects with Macbeth Footwear.
Given his collaborator’s famous lineage, may we suggest a line of Beatle boots?