It's really come to something when even Martin Rossiter - the Gene frontman whose entire music career has been devoted to aping Morrissey - is denouncing Moz for his pronouncements and condemning him for walking "a lazy path, contrary for the sake of being contrary". Of course, he's entirely justified in doing so.
Not that Moz needs any more enemies, having apparently been threatened at gunpoint by an Italian policeman, an incident that has resulted in the cancellation of tour dates in the country. Presumably the officer was barking "STOP TARNISHING THE LEGACY OF THE SMITHS WITH YOUR SMUG, KNOWINGLY PROVOCATIVE BULLSHIT!" while holding the gun to his head.