Morrissey Calls Brit Awards “Bogus,” Madonna’s Career “Frightening”

Image Courtesy of Harvest/CapitolThe ever-opinionated Morrissey has offered his thoughts on topics from the Brit Awards to Madonna, in an essay attributed to him and published on the fan site

The former Smiths frontman criticizes the Brit Awards, the British equivalent of the Grammys, for being "bogus" and for, in his opinion, giving out awards to undeserving artists.

"The object of the Brit Awards is to create the impression of national consensus as they award pop artists of untested stature or value with bogus awards that, it is slyly implied, have been dictated by you, the objective listener," Morrissey writes.

"Just as the Mercury Prize lands like a voodoo doll in the hands of the unlucky recipient (who is usually to be found selling mattresses ten months later), a Brit Award generally goes to a lot of shriveled young souls who have not earned it," he continues. "Yet none are likely to ask 'are you sure I deserve it?' -- possibly because they know the reply."

Morrissey also threw shade at Madonna, who will be performing at this year's Brit Awards. He refers to the pop star as "MacDonna," apparently alluding to his hatred of McDonald's and other fast food chains.

"For 2015, we have MacDonna, who had a quiet 2014 (but who is quite usefully about to release her new album!)," Morrissey writes. "Yet here she is again promoting her frightening career on the Brit Awards even though her music has not ever said anything at all about British life."

The Brit Awards will be held on February 25. Royal Blood, Beck, Foo Fighters, Jack White, The Black Keys, Coldplay, Alt-J and more are among the nominees.

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