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- Posted on Feb 28th 2013 10:34AM by Cameron Matthews
Kimmel was a bit burned by the singing legend, so he went ahead and taped a segment about "carrot callers," in which the cast of "Duck Dynasty" hawk a new product that can will carrots out of the ground -- you know, for the vegan in your life.
Sadly, Moz was not amused by the parody. He issued the following statement (via Pitchfork):
"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."
Though Kimmel brushed off the crooner's comments on last night's show, Morrissey isn't giving up the quest for a totally vegetarian world.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrissey spoke of his upcoming "meat-free" gig at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Sir Paul McCartney (another self-proclaimed vegetarian) wasn't given the same treatment by the venue's management. So, of course, Moz has some advice:
"If he cared passionately about animals, he'd return his knighthood. He doesn't need the Queen's approval. He's given more pleasure to people worldwide than she could ever dream of."
Morrissey: He's an answer man.