TV, Video — February 27, 2013 at 7:40 am

Jimmy Kimmel mocks Morrissey, Moz blasts late-night show’s ‘overwhelming loss of meaning’

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.”






  1. I watched Kimmel rip Morrissey a new one last night with that “Duck Dynasty” bit. It’s refreshing to see someone call out Morrissey on his B. S.

  2. This queen is old, boys . . .

  3. Morrissey is loving the attention as usual…

  4. The booker should be fired for scheduling the two together.
    Unless, of course, if the whole thing was orchestrated this way intentionally…then Kimmel is just a dickfor.

  5. Poor Morrissey. Listen to his bitterness after being mocked for thinking he has the right to pick and choose the guests on someone else’s show.

    Such an arrogant ass.

  6. Nonsense!
    Props to Moz for being true to his principles and not waning over a talk-show op.

  7. Kimmel took it too far.

  8. Kimmel did take it too far. Felt like sour grapes.

  9. I get the feeling that Moz was set up from the very beginning. “Nothing’s changed.. [Jimmy Kimmel] I still love you..only slightly only slightly less than I used to.” JK and his staff need to watch Idiocracy again and look for themselves in it this time.

  10. More power to Morrissey, he says it like it is.

  11. Meat is yummy

  12. Remember when Morrissey *wasn’t* a self-important, humorless prat?

    Me neither.

  13. I’m not sure what is going on with Morrissey these days. It seems like he cancels more appearances than he actually fulfills. It’s either a various illness or a vegan principle, but there always seems to be some excuse to not perform lately.

  14. “Tune in and relive the intellectual fog of the 1950s.” … That’s entertainment (apparently)

  15. Morrissey needs to get a dictionary, so he can learn what “ridicule” actually means. But then, it’s always been his style to attack people with hyperbole when he feels left out (or people point out what an overbearing twit he is).

  16. All parties got far more publicity juice out of this than if the schedule had went off as planned. Well played, fellas.

  17. Marc Hemrick

    Listen Morrissey was great, but he needs to relax, he behaves like a big baby. Yes twenty years ago you made great music, but that was then, this is now. people make a fuss over you due to the wish of a Smiths reunion.

    Also 45 minutes for a concert is sad, even by your standards.

  18. Intolerance is evil unless the intolerance comes from Morrissey? Got it.

  19. If veganism is all about “healthy eating”, why is he so fat? It appears the only only ones missing meals are his concert-goers.

  20. ding dong oh la la blah blah blah

    veganism isn’t about “””””healthy eating””””” it’s about taking a stance against animal abuse.

  21. Well done Mozzer,standing up for your principles. Very rare in the 21st century entertainment industry judging by the knee jerk reactions of some of these comments.

  22. Vegan. Lol. Moz has no problem eating “meat,” allegedly.

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