Morrissey Refuses To Do Kimmel With Duck Dynasty Stars

Michael Nelson | February 25, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Seven hours ago, a status update on Morrissey’s Facebook page announced the singer’s return to live performance following a bout with illness, saying:

Morrissey will resume his North American tour with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, February 26 followed by a 27-city tour with newly added cities.

This was followed about one hour ago with another update, revising the previous one:

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.

This of course follows Moz’s insane (and still unresolved!) back-and-forth with the Staples Center regarding their agreement/lack thereof that the venue go 100% vegetarian when the singer performs there on 3/1.

Look, morally he’s being basically consistent here: Morrissey is an animal-rights advocate; Duck Dynasty is a (very popular) show about dudes who make a fortune selling devices used by hunters to trick ducks into thinking other ducks are in the area, causing them to abandon their natural defenses, so they can be killed more easily. Of course, if he follows this line of logic to its natural conclusion, he’s eventually going to find himself morally unable to play for anyone, anywhere, with a frustrated audience not interested in hearing him anymore anyway. <--REAL TALK, MOZ! I mean, in my eyes, the guy can do no wrong, and I think this is totally hilarious, but he's got to think about a broader fanbase here. The disappointment dealt to fans will soon outweigh the blows struck on behalf of animals, and folks like me are not keeping the lights on in the chalet.

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The picture at the the top of this page is Moz with a … turkey? I dunno. I don’t think it’s a duck. But pictures of Moz + ducks aren’t quite as easy to track down as pictures of Moz + cats, so I just figured, poultry is poultry.