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Morrissey: 'If More Men Were Homosexual, There Would Be No Wars'

02/27/2013 11:25 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

In a new interview, Morrissey suggested a larger gay population could be a solution to much of the world's political turmoil.

In a frank discussion with Rookie Mag writer Amy Rose, the former Smiths frontman describes war as "the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality."

He goes on to note, "If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men ... Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies."

The 53-year-old singer-songwriter, who is both vegan and a staunch animal rights activist, sparked controversy this week after he nixed a planned appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" when he learned that the cast of the A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty" would also be appearing on the same night, according to the Washington Post.

Of his vegan diet, Morrissey told Rose, "The most political gesture you can make is to refuse to eat animals. It was so when I was a teenager, and is still the case now."

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