Morrissey slams 'The Simpsons' after latest episode parodies him as a 'huge racist'

Morrissey Slams 'The Simpsons' After Latest Episode Parodies Him As A 'Huge Racist' (via @Fox411)

4/20/2021 4:00:00 AM

Morrissey Slams 'The Simpsons' After Latest Episode Parodies Him As A 'Huge Racist' (via Fox411)

Morrissey issued a harsh rebuke of “The Simpsons” after he was unflatteringly parodied on the latest episode.

" after the animated sitcom unflatteringly parodied him during its latest episode.Sunday's episode, titled"Panic On The Streets Of Springfield," sees 8-year-old Lisa Simpson become enamored by a British singer from the 1980s, voiced by guest star Benedict Cumberbatch with lyrics by"Flight of the Conchords" star Bret McKenzie. After she gets sucked into his moody, sardonic lyrics, she adopts the singer as her imaginary friend.

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Although the fictional star is known as Quilloughby and despite writer Tim Long tellingStereogumthat the character is inspired by many 80s rockers such as Robert Smith from the Cure and Ian Curtis from Joy Division, viewers surmised the Smiths frontman Morrisey was heavily used to craft the character. 

As the episode goes on, Lisa gets tickets to see the modern-day Quilloughby play, learning that the years have turned his edgy, pessimistic outlook on life into a xenophobic, meat-eating jerk who is willing to perform a reunion concert as a"cash grab" after suing people who said mean things about him over the years.  headtopics.com

Lisa gets a new imaginary friend — a depressed British singer from the 1980s (guest voice Benedict Cumberbatch).(FOX)Yahoo Entertainmentnotes is run by his management company, Deckstar, initially seemed excited for the parody episode, sharing a promotion for it on the page. However, after it aired, they clearly took notice of the negative portrayal and responded with a lengthy and harsh rebuke of the show.

"Surprising what a ‘turn for the worst’ the writing for The Simpson’s tv show has taken in recent years,"the post began."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."

The post went on to describe specific instances in the episode that the singer took issue with. "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," the statement continued."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."

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DoubleOhMark Fox411 Fox411 I mean he is racist and anti-immigration... if anything they did a good portrayal Fox411 The Simpsons apologise for being racist and the call Morrissey racist 😂😂

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Morrissey's manager slams 'The Simpsons' for insulting, 'hypocritical' caricatureMorrissey's team was not pleased with Sunday's 'Simpsons' episode, which it says portrayed the English rocker as a washed-up, xenophobic caricature. Morrissey is anti-immigrant and backs a white nationalist political party. Why don’t fans care? From what I heard it does pretty accurately described him which is probably why they are not happy People still watch or listen to either of them?

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