Over greater than 30 years, The Simpsons has lampooned everybody from politicians to celebrities to people who find themselves too elitist about nerd tradition. Most have a tendency to take the mockery in stride, with many even counting it as a badge of honor, however singer Morrissey was extremely unhappy with the show’s recent parody of him.
“Panic on the Streets of Springfield,” the most recent episode of The Simpsons, featured Lisa changing into imaginary pals with Quillougby, the brooding frontman of the late 80s band, the Snuffs. It is fairly apparent that the character relies on Morrissey and when Lisa heads to see the Snuffs reunite at Springfield’s Bummershoot Competition, she is shocked to search out that Quilloughby is now a bitter, bloated bigot who has denounced veganism.
The depiction clearly offended Morrissey, as his official Facebook page posted a standing calling out the episode.
“Poking enjoyable at topics is one factor,” the standing says. “Different reveals like SNL nonetheless do an incredible job at discovering methods to encourage nice satire. However when a present stoops so low to make use of harshly hateful ways like exhibiting the Morrissey character along with his stomach hanging out of his shirt (when he has by no means regarded like that at any level in his profession) makes you marvel who the true hurtful, racist group is right here.”
Within the standing, Morrissey additionally known as out The Simpsons for its hypocrisy, noting Hank Azaria’s latest public apology for voicing the character of Apu on the present.