The singer Morrissey alienated fans when he made an ill-advised comparison between the Norway massacre and fast food chains.

The former Smiths frontman, who is a zealous animal rights activist and a staunch vegan, made the controversial statement as a lead-in to his song "Meat is Murder" at a concert in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday.

"We all live in a murderous world," the Telegraph quotes the singer telling his audience, "as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead [sic].

""Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried s--- every day."

A spokesperson for Morrissey released a statement that indicates the 52-year old is not sorry for what he said.

"Morrissey has decided not to comment any further as he believes his statement speaks for itself," the spokesperson said.

This is not the first time Morrissey has made offending comments.

In a September 2010 Guardian interview, he said "You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies" in reference to the treatment of animals in China.

In 1992, Morrissey told Q Magazine that he  didn't "really think, for instance, black people and white people will ever really get on or like each other. I don't really think they ever will."

The Telegraph printed online comments posted by people who were put off by his comparison.

"I really don't know if that is forgivable? Or of any use to the vegetarian cause?" said one.

Another called for his retirement and said there are "no good vibes around him."

Last Friday, Anders Behring Breivik terrorized the Oslo city center and then a youth political retreat on nearby Utoya island in Norway. Seventy-six people in total were killed, many of them teenagers and young adults.