Morrissey calls the Simpsons’ Smiths episode racist
The Simpsons released an episode which parodied the Smiths over the weekend, with Lisa Simpson gaining a new friend: an 80s British singer who’s very depressed. Benedict Cumberbatch voiced, and let’s see how Morrissey has reacted:
“Surprising what a “turn for the worst“ the writing for The Simpson’s tv show has taken in recent years,” his statement began, ““Sadly, The Simpson’s show started out creating great insight into the modern cultural experience, but has since degenerated to trying to capitalise on cheap controversy and expounding on vicious rumors.”
Okay so he’s not a fan.
“Poking fun at subjects is one thing. Other shows like SNL still do a great job at finding ways to inspire great satire. But when a show stoops so low to use harshly hateful tactics like showing the Morrissey character with his belly hanging out of his shirt (when he has never looked like that at any point in his career) makes you wonder who the real hurtful, racist group is here.”
It went on to say “Even worse – calling the Morrissey character out for being a racist, without pointing out any specific instances, offers nothing. It only serves to insult the artist. They should take that mirror and hold it up to themselves.”
Indeed “Unlike the character in the Simpson’s “Panic” episode……. Morrissey has never made a “cash grab”, hasn’t sued any people for their attacks, has never stopped performing great shows, and is still a serious vegan and strong supporter for animal rights… Not surprising…… that The Simpsons viewership ratings have gone down so badly over recent years.”
Yeah I mean I’m sure we can all point to a few things Moz… Blaming your opponent for the very thing you’ve done is the way of modern politics.
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