The ‘Panic’ singer issued an “open letter” asking his former Smiths bandmate to cease speaking about him in interviews, prompting the 58-year-old star to hit again on Twitter.
And Johnny insisted it was essential to “defend” himself however he is not taken with a disagreement.
He instructed the Sunday Times Culture journal: “When you’re attacked out of the blue, notably in public, you need to defend your self. The letter was designed to be insulting, wasn’t it? That has to have been the concept. If it’s one thing that’s not primarily based in reality, you need to react in form, which is simply… with ridicule.
“Look, it was about [his wanting] consideration, and I’m getting numerous it. I’ve obtained my new document popping out, and that’s getting consideration too. All my solo data have. I simply do what I do. I’ll simply stick with it being who I’m.”
Morrissey had “politely” requested that Johnny cease mentioning him in interviews as he accused the guitarist of speaking about him as if he have been his “private psychiatrist”.
Writing in a weblog entry on his Morrissey Central web site, the 62-year-old musician started: “This will not be a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a well mannered and calmly measured request: Would you please cease mentioning my identify in your interviews?
“Would you please, as an alternative, focus on your personal profession, your personal unstoppable solo achievements and your personal music? If you possibly can, would you please simply depart me out of it?
“The reality is: you don’t know me. You know nothing of my life, my intentions, my ideas, my emotions. Yet you speak as in case you have been my private psychiatrist with constant and uninterrupted entry to my instincts.”
The ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’ hitmakers break up in 1987 resulting from private variations between Morrissey and Marr and the controversial frontman is fed up of being made out that he’s to “blame for the whole lot”.
Morrissey continued: “We haven’t recognized one another for 35 years – which is many lifetimes in the past. When we met you and I weren’t profitable. We each helped one another change into no matter it’s we’re at the moment. Can you not simply depart it at that?
“Must you persistently, yr after yr, decade after decade, blame me for the whole lot … from the 2007 Solomon Islands tsunami to the dribble in your grandma’s chin?”
In response, Johnny tweeted: “Dear @officialmoz. An ‘open letter’ hasn’t actually been a factor since 1953, It’s all ‘social media’ now. Even Donald J Trump had that one down. Also, this faux information enterprise… a bit 2021 yeah? #makingindiegreatagain (sic)”.