Some animal rights activists take their dedication so seriously that they won’t even appear on a show with a hunter. Just ask Morrissey, former front man for the Smith’s. He canceled his Tuesday, February 26 slot on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ at the last minute simply because he couldn’t morally appear on the show the same night as the cast of ‘Duck Dynasty.’
He announced that he wouldn’t be appearing on the same stage as the duck call group because according to him, they are ‘animal serial killers.’
“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,” the far out activist said in a statement online. “If Jimmy cannot dump ‘Duck Dynasty,’ then we must step away.”
Apparently Jimmy Kimmel was just fine with the rocker stepping away, and obviously chose the Robertsons over him. Morrissey learned the hard way not to cancel on a comedian unless you want to become the butt of all jokes. Kimmel first thanked the band Churchill for filling in on such short notice. After reading the statement and explaining that Morrissey gave him the ultimatum, the host cracked a few jokes.
“He keeps finding new ways to depress us,” he said of the musician. Then, not surprisingly, Kimmel ran a spoof featuring the duck men marketing products for vegans. Carrot calls and Uncle Si’s tea glass being used as a brocoli trap were among the featured products. After taking a bite out of a carrot, Jase explained that he loves “yuppie food.”
The hardcore liberal and PETA supporter is often outspoken on various issues, and hasn’t been a stranger to feuds within the music industry. In fact, he is becoming better known for his leftist stances than his music.
Not only can he not share the stage with someone who has different beliefs than him, but he reportedly he even has an issue with playing at venues that serve meat. For his upcoming concert at Staples Center, he asked that they serve only vegetarian food at its concession areas and restaurants during his show. The venue did not follow through with his request to remove animal-based edibles from its menu. However, they did add some vegetarian options.
With impressive ratings, it would appear that ‘Duck Dynasty’ is currently much more relevant than Morrissey. In fact, tonight, February 27, the ‘Duck Dynasty’ crew returns to A&E with season 3.