And since that headline wasn’t vegan, Morrissey might soon start feuding with us!
It all began when the “Meat Is Murder” singer canceled his scheduled appearance on Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, citing his moral qualms with being on the same program as the mallard-hunting stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. This prompted Kimmel to take some swipes at the former Smiths frontman in his opening monologue.
“While I respect his stance on this, I really do, there’s a very good reason why I didn’t dump the Duck Dynasty guys for Morrissey,” said the comedian. “And that’s because they have guns.” Kimmel also added, “He keeps finding new ways to depress us,” referring to Morrissey’s “Pope of Mope” reputation. On top of that, the host also aired a parody video for “a new Duck Dynasty product for vegans.”
Naturally, Moz was not amused by any of this and released the following statement:
Kimmel saw Morrissey’s move and, on his show last night, countered with an offer:
“This has nothing to do with people who eat meat versus people who don’t. I’m completely respectful of people who do not eat meat, but the statement he made is ridiculous. I’d like to invite him to join the show to discuss. I’m an open, even-handed person, and I consider all points of view.”
Kimmel followed that up by tweeting, “note to Morrissey — if you have more dumb statements to make, I invite you to make them where I do, on my show.” He included in the tweet a link to the cover art for Morrissey’s 2004 album You Are the Quarry, which featured the singer wielding a machine gun.
Elsewhere, Morrissey chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about his upcoming stint at L.A.’s Staples Center, where he made sure to keep meat consumption to a minimum. When Paul McCartney’s attempt to make the Staples Center go vegetarian came up, the famously anti-monarchist “Irish Blood, English Heart” singer suggested Sir Paul should return to being just Paul.
God bless America.