Naturally, late night host Jimmy Kimmel took the opportunity last night to poke a little fun at Morrissey after the ex-Smiths singer and militant vegetarian canceled his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” by saying he could not appear on the same program as the “animal serial killers” from the A&E reality series “Duck Dynasty.”
In the footage posted above, Kimmel notes that he sided with the “Duck Dynasty” gang because “they have guns and Morrissey doesn’t,” and concluded that Morrissey just “keeps finding ways to depress us” before segueing to a mock clip of the “Duck Dynasty” castmembers hunting for vegetables.
Morrissey’s tour is scheduled to resume tonight in San Diego.
UPDATE: According to Pitchfork, Morrissey has issued the following statement in response:
“I was disappointed with last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Show wherein our smiling host managed to ridicule depression (70% of Americans suffer from depression according to the National Institute of Mental Health). He then found time to ridicule healthy eating (the obesity epidemic in the U.S. costs $147 billion per year in medical expenditure), and he also ridiculed the notion that animals should be entitled to the possession of their own lives. Furthermore, he found time to jokingly promote gun-ownership – hugely amusing for the parents at Sandy Hook, no doubt. He also promoted his special guests Duck Dynasty – who kill beings for fun. None of the above issues are, of course, as important as Jimmy Kimmel himself, who has finally revealed his show to have an overwhelming loss of meaning. Tune in and relive the intellectual fog of the 1950s.”
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS:
- Morrissey refuses to appear on Kimmel with ‘animal serial killers’ from ‘Duck Dynasty’
- Morrissey reschedules, expands U.S. tour — will be on road at same time as Johnny Marr
- Morrissey to reissue tweaked ‘Kill Uncle,’ release 3 new songs as B-sides to ’89 single
- Morrissey postpones concerts in Las Vegas, Phoenix ‘due to doctor’s orders’
- Morrissey lives! ‘Reports of my death have been greatly understated,’ singer says