Morrissey cancels Jimmy Kimmel appearance, calls 'Duck Dynasty' cast 'animal serial killers'
In this July 21, 2012 file photo, British rock singer Morrissey, the former front man of the alternative rock group The Smiths, sings during his concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
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Jimmy Kimmel always has the last laugh.
According to Fox News.com, Morrissey learned that lesson on Tuesday night,
after the former front man for The Smiths canceled his appearance on "Jimmy
Kimmel Live" at the last minute because he learned the cast of "Duck Dynasty"
would be guest on the same night.
Never one to back away from controversy, Kimmel addressed the cancellation
on his show, thanking the band Churchill filling in for Morrissey on such short
Kimmel read the statement Morrissey issued to explain his refusal to appear
on the show.
"[Morrissey] is a vegan and a staunch animal rights activist," Kimmel
Morrissey stated he could not "morally be on a television program where the
cast members of ‘Duck Dynasty' will also be guests." He added "as far as my
reputation is concerned I can't take the risk of being on a show alongside
people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers."
Kimmel said Morrissey gave him an ultimatum, saying the comedian had to
choose between him and the cast of the A&E show.
"While I respect his stance on this-- I really do— there's a very good
reason why I didn't dump the "Duck Dynasty" guys for Morrissey," Kimmel said on
the air. "It's because they have guns, and Morrissey doesn't.
And the late-night host didn't stop there.
"He keeps finding new ways to depress us," he quipped of the musician.
Kimmel then ran a spoof, featuring the "Duck Dynasty" cast marketing
products for vegans.
The studio audience responded well to the Morrissey digs.
Hopefully now the rocker will think twice before ever messing with Jimmy
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