Agreed - base opinion on their artistic output. Period.
Problem I have with what was said is that the comments do come across as childish: "showie Bowie" - calling names???? wtf
Saying Bowie is not the person he was... what the hell is that supposed to mean. Musically... I hope not - he progresses and changes; develops his ideas etc. If he's talking about personally, then he should know him very well to make that kind of observation & statement.
If he was to comment solely on his opinions of Bowie's work, I have no problem with that. However, when he makes personal comments and talks about "people yawning their heads off" - what, he took a poll? I'm not yawning & many Bowie fans are not.
I don't feel the need to trash Morrissey, but I don't think these remarks give him any credibility (at least not in my book). Sounds more like a "hissy fit", as though he was disappointed that someone isn't living up to his expectations, therefore, they must suck.
Childish. I don't put much value on his opinions, they just seem so self-serving.