The Simpsons remains one of the most popular TV series in the world and is still a huge part of modern-day pop culture and there is no sign of it stopping anytime soon. Throughout its multiple seasons, the show has had guest stars in the form of celebrities from all over the world.
However, it seems the latest celebrity appearance by the show wasn’t received well by the celebrity in question. The latest episode of the show titled “Panic On The Streets Of Springfield” was inspired by English singer Morrissey. It seems he is quite upset about how he was depicted in the show.
The aforementioned episode features Lisa Simpson running away from home to see a modern-day Quilloughby concert. She finds an overweight, greedy racist eating a meat sandwich who has given up all his ideals instead. This was how Morrissey was depicted in the episode.
Morrissey took to Facebook and wrote a statement, where lambasted the show for depicting him as an overweight racist.
Surprising what a “turn for the worst” the writing for The Simpson’s tv show has taken in recent years.
Sadly, The Simpson’s show started out creating great insight into the modern cultural experience, but has since degenerated to trying to capitalize on cheap controversy and expounding on vicious rumors.
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.
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.
Simpson’s actor Hank Azaria’s recent apology to the whole country of India for his role in upholding “structural racism” says it all.
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.
By suggesting all of the above in this episode…the Simpson’s hypocritical approach to their storyline says it all.
Truly they are the only ones who have stopped creating, and have instead turned unapologetically hurtful and racist.
Not surprising…… that The Simpsons viewership ratings have gone down so badly over recent years.
Many fans would agree that The Simpsons simply isn’t as good as it used to be and perhaps this episode was the last straw for many, it certainly was for Morrissey, who was understandably upset.