Friday 1 March 2013, 11:48 | By Chris Cooke
Morrissey hits out at Kimmel gags
So, after Morrissey pulled out of a booking on US TV show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ this week having discovered his fellow guests would be the stars of a reality show about duck-hunting, ‘Duck Dynasty’, the Kimmel-meister predictably filled the gap with jokes at the one time Smiths man’s expense.
Kimmel said he had to choose the ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars over the singer because they had the guns, before mocking vegetarians at large, and accusing Mozza’s music of causing depression.
None of which went down well with Morrissey because, well it wouldn’t would it? Accusing Kimmel’s show of having “an overwhelming loss of meaning”, before adding: “Tune in and relive the intellectual fog of the 1950s”, the singer took issue with most of Kimmel’s gags in a statement.
Said Morrissey: “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 US 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”.
Ed The Duck was unavailable for comment.