Morrissey announced today that he will be cancelling his Feb. 26 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” because the other guests slated to be on the show that day are the stars of A&E’s reality program “Duck Dynasty”.
The following statement was released via Morrissey’s official Facebook page today, “Morrissey is thankful for being invited to perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ tomorrow, February 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.”
“Duck Dynasty” follows the exploits of a Louisiana family that fabricates duck call devices for hunters. Morrissey, a noted animal rights advocate and vegan, stated that he “…can’t take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers.”
The appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was to be the kick of Morrissey’s resumed 27 city North American tour that had been stalled due to a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus.