We all know how set in his ways Morrissey can be at times.
One of the more recent times is when he was due to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Morrissey backed out of the gig because of Kimmel's other guests, the stars of A&E's Duck Dynasty, because they're "animal serial killers" because of their duck-hunting products.
Jimmy responded by saying:
"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. And that's because they have guns. [Morrissey] keeps finding new ways to depress us."
Morrissey was obviously not happy with Kimmel, so he released his own statement saying he was disappointed in Jimmy for joking about depression, healthy eating and animal rights, saying:
"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 [from] 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."
Kimmel fired back with a tweet that read:
"If you have more dumb statements to make, I invite you to make them where I do, on my show."
Ha!! Nice comeback, Jimmy!
Jimmy must've been still upset by all the controversy because he brought it up in his monologue the next show, saying:
"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."
We really hope Morrissey takes him up on that offer!
We'd love to see them hash out their differences on air!
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