Speaking to NME Radio, Ronson said that he didn't mind receiving the online threats because they reminded him of how passionate Smiths fans could be.
"People took umbrage with the fact that I was taking these sacred cows of indie music and doing my own versions of them," he explained.
Ronson added: "If Morrissey and Johnny Marr give their consent I can't be worried about what some 16-year-old in his bedroom thinks.
"But I do like the fact that a 16-year-old cares enough to send me a MySpace death threat. As long as he doesn't follow through on it."