By Bryan Hood | Anyone who thought that impending retirement might soften Morrissey has been sorely mistaken. Here’s your weekly evidence to the contrary: the former Smiths frontman was all set to appear on tonight’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” but quickly canceled after finding out he’d be sharing screen time with the cast of the A&E reality series “Duck Dynasty,” reports the AP. For those who don’t watch as much reality TV as us, the show focuses on the Robertson clan of West Monroe, Lousiana, a family who’ve made a decent-sized fortune selling products to duck hunters. As staunch of an animal rights activist as you’re likely to find anywhere, Morrissey wasn’t having this and told the producers, as recounted in a statement posted to Morrissey fansite True to Your, he’d not be appearing alongside “people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers.” The producer’s solution? Get another musical guest for tonight (The Wall Street Journal reports that the singer plans to reschedule his performance). Again, the fact that Morrissey feels this way should come as a surprise to absolutely no one — there was of course “Meat is Murder,” The Smiths’ second album, and just the other week the singer proudly claimed that Los Angeles’ Staples Center would go 100% vegan for his March 1 concert at the venue (which may or may not be true).
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