Published Feb 27, 2013Earlier this week, legendary shit-stirrer Morrissey cancelled his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live because he was booked on the same night as the stars of a duck-hunting TV show called Duck Dynasty. In retaliation, Kimmel and the Duck Dynasty folks parodied Morrissey on last night's program (February 26), and now the former Smiths crooner has fired back with a vitriolic statement.
In response to Morrissey's cancellation, Kimmel aired a parody segment in which the Duck Dynasty cast went hunting for carrots and broccoli, which they branded "yuppie food." Watch that clip below.
It didn't take long for Moz to fire back, issuing a statement condemning Kimmel for allegedly making light of depression, healthy eating, gun control and animal rights.
The statement [via Pitchfork] is as follows:
I was disappointed with last night's Jimmy Kimmel show wherein our smiling host managed to ridicule depression (70% of Americans have experienced 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.
Morrissey's vegetarianism has been making a lot of headlines lately. He recently claimed that the Staples Centre in Los Angeles had agreed to go meat-free for his concert on March 1, although the venue quickly denied this. The Staples Centre issued a statement saying that it would expand its vegetarian options for the night.
Morrissey's tour schedule has undergone numerous shake-ups as of late due to the singer's poor health. See the current itinerary here.