Fans of Morrissey should not expect to see the singer on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. Morrissey was scheduled to perform on the late night show, but upon finding out that the cast of A&E’s Duck Dynasty would be one of the featured guests, the singer declined being a part of the episode.
For anyone not familiar with Duck Dynasty, the show follows a family of unexpected millionaires who make their money from selling products for duck hunters to use. It’s almost like a modern day version of The Beverly Hillbillies. Morrissey, being an animal right activist, decided to pass on the show because of that.
His rep released the following statement about this last minute cancellation:
“Morrissey is thankful for being invited to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow, Feb. 26. However, 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 twist, Morrissey, himself, released a statement as well to his fans saying:
“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.”
While Morrissey won’t be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight, the British singer will be making history this upcoming weekend by performing at the Staples Center for the first ever Vegetarian Concert, where everything will be 100% vegeatrian at the stadium.