As some of you may know, Morrissey bailed on a Jimmy Kimmel appearance earlier this week after finding out his fellow guests would be the cast of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. (Morrissey, as you all know, is a militant vegetarian and animal rights activist. Duck Dynasty is a show about a family from Louisiana that has struck it rich due to their line of duck callers.)
On Tuesday night, Kimmel and the Dynasty responded. Via Exclaim:
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.
Morrissey was not amused. Here’s his response.
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.
Here’s the video.