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Singer Morrissey says no to Kimmel, 'Duck Dynasty'

FILE - In this July 21, 2012 file photo, British rock singer Morrissey, the former front man of the alternative rock group The Smiths, sings during his concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. Animal rights activist and singer Morrissey said he’s canceled an appearance Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show because cast members of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” also were scheduled to appear. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)FILE - In this July 21, 2012 file photo, British rock singer Morrissey, the former front man of the alternative rock group The Smiths, sings during his concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. Animal rights activist and singer Morrissey said he’s canceled an appearance Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show because cast members of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” also were scheduled to appear. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The TV series "Duck Dynasty" is coming between Morrissey and Jimmy Kimmel.

The singer and animal rights activist says he canceled his appearance Tuesday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" because "Duck Dynasty" cast members will 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 for comment from it and the Robertson family.

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, England's singer Morrissey performs at the 53rd annual Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile. Animal rights activist and singer Morrissey said he’s canceled an appearance Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show because cast members of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” also were scheduled to appear. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, England's singer Morrissey performs at the 53rd annual Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile. Animal rights activist and singer Morrissey said he’s canceled an appearance Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show because cast members of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” also were scheduled to appear. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

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.

The person says Morrissey's performance will be rescheduled.

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

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