Former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher passed away yesterday (April 8th) after suffering a stroke.
While many English people are bemoaning the loss of such a pivotal political player who presumably elevated women’s roles in Britain while promoting the conviction politics of Thatcherism, controversial musician Morrissey that the “Iron Lady” was actually “barbaric” and “charged by negativity.” And a feminist she was not.
Not mincing words, Morrissey was especially brutal in a Daily Beast essay as he described all the British peoples that Thatcher allegedly hated and said that she will “only be findly remembered by sentimentalists” who will forget that she was a “terror without an atom of humanity.”
“Iron? No. Barbaric? Yes. She hated feminists even though it was largely due to the progression of the women’s movement that the British people allowed themselves to accept that a prime minister could actually be female,” wrote Morrissey. “But because of Thatcher, there will never again be another woman in power in British politics, and rather than opening that particular door for other women, she closed it.”
Notoriously vocal about his beliefs, Morrissey recently created drama with Jimmy Kimmel after he declined his show due to sharing the stage that night with the reality star hunters from Duck Dynasty and with his vegan demands at the Staples Center.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles