The Staples Center Lets Morrissey Get What He Really Wants: Vegetarian Food

Morrissey, doing it for the animals
Morrissey, doing it for the animals Photo: Man Alive!/Flickr

Today, in the most Morrissey of Morrissey news, the former Smiths front-man convinces Downtown L.A.’s Staples Center to go completely vegetarian for his upcoming March 1st show, with a portion of ticket sales going to PETA. Billboard learns that The Mozfather personally requested the arena’s vendors to only serve meatless, murder-less dishes; a demand that makes the removal of all green M&Ms; from the bowl look fairly quaint. Fulfilling the singer’s request, which was previously denied when Paul McCartney asked, means the arena’s McDonald’s location will be closed for the night while the rest of the stalls scramble to provide vegetarian-friendly fare.

But is it really so, really so strange? After all, we learned just last week that Staples is a pioneer in the world of vegetarian stadium cuisine. And, what difference does it make?

Morrissey himself says, “I don’t look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals.” Of course he does.

Staples Center to Go All Vegetarian for Morrissey Show [Billboard]