Animal-Lover Morrissey Tells Kimmel, It's 'Duck Dynasty' or Me

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 02:48 PM

By Michael Mullins

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Veteran rocker Morrissey, a vegan and animal-rights activist, cancelled his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this week after learning that he would be performing on the same night as cast members from "Duck Dynasty."

The A&E reality television show "Duck Dynasty" showcases a Louisiana family that made its fortune making products for duck hunters.

In a statement released Monday, the singer of the 1980s band The Smiths said that he "cannot morally be on a television program where the cast members of Duck Dynasty will also be guests. Morrissey would be honored to play the show, if 'Duck Dynasty' were removed."

In a separate statement reported on E Online, Morrissey reportedly said, "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. If Jimmy cannot dump Duck Dynasty, then we must step away."

Kimmel went forward with his interview of the four "Duck Dynasty" which aired Tuesday.

Kimmel, whose show averages about three million viewers a night, commented on the cancellation during his monologue.

"While I respect his stance in this – I really do – there’s a very good reason I didn't dump the 'Duck Dynasty' guys for Morrissey. It's because they have guns," Kimmel joked.

The late night talk show host continued, "If Morrissey is this serious about being associated with meat of any kind, he shouldn’t do any television shows, because I guarantee you when he was on ‘Letterman’ last month, there had to be an Outback Steakhouse commercial in the mix, right? And that’s not acceptable. So Morrissey will not be here tonight. He keeps finding new ways to depress us."

Kimmel then aired a mock commercial in which the Robertsons, the stars of "Duck Dynasty," promoted two new product lines for vegans: "the carrot caller" and "broccoli catcher."

When asked what he thought of Morrissey's decision to not appear on the show, Phil Robertson didn't take it to heart.

"Whoever the guy is, if he wants to eat vegetables, no problem. We don’t mind. If somebody says, 'Y'all eat ducks?' We're like, 'Yeah.' We don't hold it against him at all. Whoever he is, we love him as our neighbor."


Related stories:

Jimmy Kimmel Hearts New Rival Letterman, Has Hate-Hate Relation With Leno

PETA Slams Beyoncé for Sexy Leather Outfit in Super Bowl Show

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

President Erdogan of Turkey Says Women Are Not Equal to Men

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 16:39 PM

Turkey's President Recip Tayyip Erdogan told women at a conference Monday that they can never be equal to men, and that  . . .

Arson Fire? Poland's 750-Year-Old Tree 'Grandpa' Damaged by Flames

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 15:56 PM

A 750-year-old tree in Poland, believed to be the oldest in the country, was damaged by a suspected arson fire last week . . .

Amazon Black Friday Deals Extend for a Week Before Big Shopping Day

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 13:56 PM

Amazon's Black Friday sales started a week early this past Friday, with the Internet retailer posting new deals every 10 . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved