Feb 26, 2013
Singer Morrissey has cancelled his Feb. 26 appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel
Live" after learning that cast members of the A&E reality TV show "Duck
Dynasty" will also be guests on the talk show.
"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," Morrissey, a
vegetarian and animal-rights activist, explained on his
Jimmy cannot dump Duck Dynasty then we must step away."
Dynasty" is a reality TV show that focuses on the Robertson family, which
runs a business that makes products for duck hunters.
The rest of the
statement reads: "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
Morrissey, 53, is a vocal proponent of animal rights who
wrote the 1985 song "Meat is Murder." Last week, the British
singer/songwriter made headlines after asking the Staples Center in Los
only serve vegetarian food at its concession stands during his upcoming
sold-out concert on March 1.
The Staples Center responded by saying
it can't take meat off the menu entirely, but will offer an expanded
selection of vegetarian and vegan food options.