Former Smiths vocalist and animal rights activist Morrissey was slated to appear on this week’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, until he found out that the cast of A&E’s reality show Duck Dynasty will also be appearing. According to Yahoo News, the Briton gave the show a choice: Duck Dynasty or himself.

Duck Dynasty revolves around the lives of the Robertson family, the owners of the prosperous duck call manufacturer Duck Commander. It is among the most-watched shows on A&E and will premier its third season this week.

“As far as my reputation is concerned, I can’t take the risk being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers,” Morrissey said. “If Jimmy cannot dump Duck Dynasty then we must step away.”

When the show evidently did not agree to his request, Morrissey decided to cancel the performance. The singer is well known for his past activism. In 2009 he walked off a California stage because meat was being served at the concert and more recently Morrissey has demanded that his March 1 performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles be completely meat-free. It is reported that Staples Center has acquiesced to the musician’s request to make the concert 100 percent vegetarian. Even the McDonald’s outlets inside the center will be shut down during the duration of the event.

The band Churchill replaced Morrissey for the Tuesday airing.

Update: Read about the “Duck Dynasty” response here.

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24 thoughts on “Morrissey Blasts “Duck Dynasty,” Cancels Performance on Jimmy Kimmel

    1. You must prefer the sugar coated crap Top 40 if you ask a question like this. I think I just heard Rihanna’s IQ inch towards 80. Good for her.

  1. My food pea’s on his food ! There is no way i would ever have this man on my show. if he can’t suck it up for one hour then go home to Brittan and stay the hell there. we don’t need his sorry ass here any how . he is so worried about meat what about all the senless vegatables he kills every day to feed his sorry ass. no differen’t your still killing something to eat.

  2. What an idoit!!! Dear Lord! the way things are going in the country we all will probably have to go back to kiling squirrel, frogs and deer to survive. I love Duck Dynasty.. It is the way I grow up…….. living off the land. Happy, Happy, Happy! Jack!

  3. What a cry baby this guy is. I won’t sing if they serve meat! I won’t sing if hunters are on the show! Whaaaa whaaa whaaa…I’m not happy until I’m cramming my views down your throat! (literally). It’s one thing to stand up for what you believe in, but forcing your views on everyone else is childish and shows just how immature this man is. I don’t care if he doesn’t eat meat, but don’t tell me I CAN’T!!!! Anyway….Never heard of him, but LOVE Duck Dynasty JACK! lol Stick THAT in your microphone and sing it! Hit the road jack and don’t you come back no more no more no more no more no more no more Jack! (sorry got a little carried away with the Duck Commander quotes)

  4. Good for him for standing up for something he believes in. I’m a huge Morrissey fan, but I’m not a vegetarian. To each their own. I must say it’s nice to see someone so passionate about something and that doesn’t half ass things, like a majority of people.

  5. Haters, give it a rest. Respect the man for living up to his ideals. Spreading all that hate and childishness widens the gap to living in a good world, one that’s good for our children. I shoot, I occasionally eat meat but I salute him for doing what he does.

    Those of you who do not know who is Morrissey either were asleep in the 1980s or not born yet.

    Now do something useful like calling a politician about the gun-hater laws and sequestration.

    Have a nice day!

  6. The Staples Center in Los Angles should be boycotted by every non vegetarian that would otherwise go.
    This is the only way to keep liberals from shoving their stupid agenda’s up our butt.
    This Dick Head should go back across the pond where he belongs and let someone like George Strait that can sing handle the job

  7. i guess this guy got a dose of reality as to where he stands on the popularity poll here in the colonies, so to speak. i’m betting the staples center doesn’t sell out. most of his audiences consist of blue haired grandmas, i’m betting.

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