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Morrissey cancels Jimmy Kimmel appearance over 'Duck Dynasty'

February 26, 2013|By Reed Johnson
  • Morrissey, performing at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile, doesn't want to share the stage with the animal-stalking crew of the reality TV series "Duck Dynasty."
Morrissey, performing at the Vina del Mar International Song Festival… (Jorge Saenz / Associated…)

Meat is murder, and Morrissey is miffed.

The former Smiths frontman and outspoken vegetarian/animal-rights activist has announced that he won't be appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday because he doesn't want to share the stage with the animal-stalking crew of the reality TV series "Duck Dynasty."

In explaining his decision, Morrissey, never one to withhold an opinion, referred to the show's stars as "animal serial killers."

"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," the singer said in a statement posted online. "If Jimmy cannot dump 'Duck Dynasty,' then we must step away."

Morrissey has an upcoming concert at Staples Center, which he'd previously asked to serve only vegetarian food at its concession areas and restaurants during his show. The venue declined to remove animal-based edibles from its menu, but said it would add some vegetarian options.

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