Morrissey has been a busy guy this week. First he postponed some more concerts then he refused to go on Jimmy Kimmel because he didn't want to be associated with what he equated to animal serial kilers. Kimmel had also invited the cast of "Duck Dynasty" to be on the episode. So Kimmel made with the funny and came up with this:
But in the world of media, music and animal rights bygones won't be bygones. This morning Moz shot back:
"I was disappointed with last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Show wherein our smiling host managed to ridicule depression (70% of Americans suffer from 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."
Quite the manifesto. This lead to round 3 from Kimmel:
“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. … If I keep saying it, maybe it will be true. I’ve invited him to talk this out, and perhaps we will both be better men for it, but probably not.”
I hope Morrissey goes on the show...mostly because I like Morrissey.
To be continued???...
- Corey O'Brien