Morrissey claims US president Barack Obama is 'white inside'

Despite previously supporting Obama, Morrissey claims he has not done enough to ease racial tensions

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The Independent Online

Morrissey has called Barack Obama “white inside” and laid blame for recent racial tension in the US squarely at the president’s door.

The ever-controversial singer and animal rights campaigner claimed that Obama “mystified” him because he thought the president consistently fails to “support black people when they need it most.”

Citing Ferguson, the 56-year-old singer said: “If Michael Brown had instead been one of Obama’s daughters, I don’t think Obama would be insisting that the nation support the so-called security forces!”

Last year a series of protests and violent confrontations with local authorities erupted in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Morrissey told Alternative Nation: “Obama seems to be white inside.” Adding: “You would expect him [Obama] to be more understanding of what it means to be black. But so far, he hasn’t been.”


The Smiths singer had expressed his admiration for the president back in 2008.

In January of that year, and prior to Obama securing the Democratic Party’s nomination, the singer publically endorsed the young then-Senator from Illinois and criticised his rival Hillary Clinton.