The former Smiths frontman — an avid animal rights activist — refused to appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ last-minute on Feb. 26 when he learned the duck-hunting enthusiast stars of the reality TV show ‘Duck Dynasty’ were guests.
It’s not uncommon for musical guests to be the target of late night talk show fodder — especially when said guests cancel their appearance last-minute — but when former Smiths frontman Morissey refused to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 26, the gloves came off and Jimmy Kimmel was outspokenly angry and annoyed.
The English singer had cancelled his appearance late the night before he was supposed to perform after he learned the cast of the A&E reality TV show Duck Dynasty, who had made their fortune selling duck hunting equipment in Louisiana, were also going to be guests on the talk show on the same night.
Morrissey is a vegan and avid animal rights activist, and said in a statement that he cancelled because he couldn’t appear with people he considered “animal serial killers.”
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Morrissey On His Late Night Show
As a response to the last-minute flake out, Jimmy took time out of his nightly monologue to poke fun at the English rocker.
“There’s a very good reason why I didn’t dump ‘Duck Dynasty,’” Jimmy said on his show on Feb. 26, the night Morrissey was supposed to perform. “It’s because they have guns, and Morrissey doesn’t.”
He also featured a sketch that showed Duck Dynasty lookalikes using vegan hunting equipment to hunt for carrots.
As a consolation, Jimmy had local Denver rock group Churchill perform in Morrissey’s place.
Watch Jimmy Kimmel Mock Morissey In His Monologue:
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