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Special Snowflake Morrissey Had His Feewings Hurt Because ‘The Simpsons’ Made Fun of Him, Needs a Safe Space

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The Simpsons hasn’t been good in over a decade, but the show may have hit a high point last night when it had a go at Morrissey (and some other musicians) and left the Smiths’ singer extremely triggered.

In the episode, Lisa uses the streaming service Slapify and discovers a musician she’d never heard that really speaks to her:Quilloughby. But then she discovers that since the songs she’s newly obsessed with we’re written, Quilloughby has become a fat, racist cunt. This episode was everything that The Simpsons hasn’t been in a long time, including some rather biting satire and a major celebrity guest star, Benedict Cumberbatch, who wasn’t playing himself but a character who actually made sense in the narrative and the world of The Simpsons.

Morrissey whinged about his portrayal on Facebookthrough his manager after the episode aired.

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. – Peter Katsis

My favorite part is when he complains about how the character is depicted visually, because honestly, the character isn’t just based on Morrissey, and it’s pretty obvious his current-day look is inspired by Johnny Rotten, another British rocker who has been in the news for being dumb and racist.

Sure the character of Quilloughby got his name and veganism and musical style from Morrissey, but there are so many other disappointing rock icons from the U.K. that the writers didn’t need to feel confined to just putting aspects of Morrissey into Quilloughby. Morrissey is still vegan while The Simpsons character is shown eating meat in the current day, for example.it’s not meant to be literal, just to show how the real person doesn’t live up to the idealized version of him Lisa created in her head based on his music.

But it’s always funny when someone who openly says racist things about like, the mayor of London having an accent, makes their whole argument about not hurting their feelings into “but aren’t the real racists the people who disagree with me?”

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