Morrissey, circa 2009

Hours after announcing the rescheduling and expansion of his trouble-plagued U.S. tour, Morrissey backed out of tomorrow’s night appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” — which was to have re-launched the tour — saying he could not appear on the same program as the “animal serial killers” from the A&E reality series “Duck Dynasty.”

In a statement released via True To You, Moz said he’d still play the late-night show if the offending animal slayers are removed as guests. That apparently has not happened, as the Kimmel show’s website lists Tuesday night’s guests as actor Terrence Howard, the “Duck Dynasty family” and musical guest Churchill.

Morrissey’s tour is slated to resume Wednesday night in San Diego (see full dates).

The full statement:

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.

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.”






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