Outspoken singer Morrissey has taken aim at U.S. President Barack Obama, branding him "useless" and "simply a set of teeth".
The former The Smiths star is adamant the mechanics of democracy is dead and singles out the American leader as an example of why voters have "lost faith" in politics.
He tells JuiceOnline.com, "It's only my personal view, but I think the age of the President or the Prime Minister is dead. People everywhere have lost faith in politics, and rightly so. Something different needs to happen.
"I think we were all initially swept along with the Obama win, but he's proven to be simply a set of teeth, and useless in every other regard. Time and time again we see the same scenario whereby political figures only see the public as electorate, and once anyone is elected they appear to hate the people."