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Former Smiths frontman, Morrissey, cancelled his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 26 due to the stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty also being there.
Morrissey cancelled his appearance, during which he was supposed to perform, the night before. This angered Kimmel, who was outspoken about it on his show.
“There’s a very good reason why I didn’t dump Duck Dynasty, it’s because they have guns, and Morrissey doesn’t,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue on Feb. 26, the day the rocker was supposed to be there to perform, Hollywoodlife reports.
The stars of Duck Dynasty sell duck hunting equipment from their home state of Louisiana, which didn’t sit well with Morrissey, an animal rights activist. He called the men “animal serial killers.”
In response, a sketch was featured on Kimmel’s show which saw Duck Dynasty cast look-alikes using vegan hunting equipment to hunt carrots.
ABC reports that Kimmel said on the show "He's a singer. I would even go so far as to call him a legend, and he is. He's also a vegetarian. He was supposed to be on our show last night, but he cancelled when he found out the guys from the show Duck Dynasty would be here. Duck Dynasty is a show about a family of duck hunters. They make a good living selling duck calls. Morrissey put out a statement calling them serial killers, saying he could not appear on our show with them.”
He said of the “truly idiotic” statement Morrissey put out about cancelling, "I won't repeat it, but you can look it up online. I'll be honest, it made me very angry. And this had nothing to do with people who eat meat versus people who don't. I have a lot of respect for people who don't eat meat. I totally understand if being on the show with duck hunters made Morrissey feel uncomfortable. But the statement he made is ridiculous.”