Sorry Morrissey fans, you won’t be seeing him perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow night.
The English singer and animal activist was expected to appear on the late-night talk show, but has now released a statement saying he won’t be present because of who else is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel‘s show: the stars of A&E’s reality show Duck Dynasty, who make products for duck hunters.
“Morrissey is thankful for being invited to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow, Feb. 26,” his rep told E! News. “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.”
Yes, interesting indeed, and there’s more.
Morrissey stated, “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.”
The TV show centers around the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander.
Reps for Kimmel and the A&E reality series were not immediately available for comment.
Morrissey will be making history this weekend during his sold-out Los Angeles show on March 1, when all the vendors within and around the venue will be 100 percent vegetarian for the first time ever.
“I don’t look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals,” he said in a press release.
by Bruna Nessif