Morrissey cancels Kimmel over "Duck Dynasty"

Morrissey performs at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 9, 2013, in Greenvale, N.Y. Mike Pont/Getty Images

The TV series "Duck Dynasty" is coming between Morrissey and Jimmy Kimmel.

The English singer and animal rights activist says he canceled his appearance Tuesday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" because "Duck Dynasty" cast members will also be on the talk show.

Morrissey says he can't perform on a show with what he called people who "amount to animal serial killers."

A&E's "Duck Dynasty" reality show follows a Louisiana family with a business selling duck calls and decoys.

A&E did not immediately respond to requests from the Associated Press for comment from it and the Robertson family.

A person familiar with the Kimmel show's plans confirmed that Morrissey was to appear. The person lacked authority to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity and said that Morrissey's performance will be rescheduled.

ABC says the Churchill band will perform Tuesday on Kimmel's show but declined comment on the switch.

Morrissey is set to perform the first ever meat-freeconcert at Los Angles' Staples Center on March 1.

  • CBS News Staff

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