- Memetic Mutation: Asking him every time about whether or not The Smiths would ever reunite has become this for fans, mainly because Morrissey will say a Long List of reasons as to why the band won't reunite. It becomes insultingly hilarious.
- Never Live It Down: Best known for being in The Smiths and his vegetarianism. In more recent years, he's become notorious for cancelling tours and tour dates, as observable from this handy compilation of his cancellations.
- This becomes Harsher in Hindsight after his reveal that he has been undergoing treatments and surgeries for cancer.