Singer Steven Patrick Morrissey defended Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein by saying the victims knew exactly what was happening and they played along. In this photo, Morrissey performs at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California, March 2, 2013. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Steven Patrick Morrissey in an interview reportedly defended Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein by saying the sexual assault victims “know exactly what’s going on” and that “they play along.”

The English singer-songwriter, in an interview to the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel on Nov. 18, spoke about a variety of topics ranging from his new song, Donald Trump and animal rights to his opinion on the latest revelations of widespread sexual abuse in Hollywood. The interview, originally in German, was translated by a user in a fan-page named Morrissey-Solo, which was then reported by a site called AV Club.

When he was asked whether he was following the sexual harassment debate that was plaguing Hollywood, he said he followed it “up to a point” after which he claimed it all “became a play,” according to the translation.

“Anyone who has ever said to someone else, "I like you," is suddenly being charged with sexual harassment,” he continued.

He did condemn rape and termed it “disgusting” but also called for the seeing the cases in “proportion.” He claimed otherwise everyone on the planet will be guilty of sexual harassment.

Morrissey then went on to talk about the “House of Cards” actor Kevin Spacey, who was accused sexual misconduct by many people, which included making sexual advances towards a 14-year old boy.

“I think that's ridiculous,” said Morrissey. “As far as I know, he was in a bedroom with a 14-year-old. Kevin Spacey was 26, boy 14. One wonders where the boy's parents were. One wonders if the boy did not know what would happen.”

He then talked about himself claiming he was never in such a situation as he was always “aware” of what might happen. He said the case doesn’t sound “credible” to him and that Spacey was “unnecessarily attacked.”

Morrissey added the victims knew what is going on and that they “play along.” He went on to say the victims feel embarrassed after the incidents and then “turn it around” to claim they were “attacked” and “surprised.”

On being asked about German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Morrissey said Berlin has become the “rape capital” of the world because the country has open borders.

He then clarified saying if everything is multicultural, then there won’t be any culture left in countries.

Morrissey’s defensive statements regarding Kevin Spacey and issue of sexual harassment in Hollywood was not received well by many on social media. Some took to Twitter to vent out their frustrations.