Official Facebook Peter Katsis: Simpsons Responses (April 19, 2021)

"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."

As guessed - author is Peter Katsis.

Update - a second post from Peter Katsis:

More shoddy journalism by COS and Pitchfork today.

They attributed my quote (on The Simpson’s poor writing) to Morrissey, while using false facts to try and support more meaningless stories

More former journalistic press outlets now turning to the same tactics The Simpson’s used to gain attention.

Other real papers, like Rolling Stone, called to ask who wrote the comment.

Someone should tell COS and Pitchfork that is what is called “journalism".

In the meantime nobody has even mentioned the horrible false portrayal of Morrissey used by The Simpsons team. - Peter Katsis

Update - third post. Link posted by Uncleskinny:

Thinking more today on this Simpson’s bullshit…..

Why did Cumberbatch even agree to take this voice-over gig playing the Morrissey character?

Could he be that hard up for cash that he would agree to bad rap another artist that harshly?

Clearly he would have read the outline or script before he took the gig.

Could he actually be as big an asshole as the people on The Simpson’s writing team? and the FOX team?

Apparently so. Maybe he should speak up and tell his side of this.

Does he even have enough balls to do that? - PK

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lol, so many reactions!

I watched it last night, and had completely forgotten about the episode until I saw all this on the front page
It's just a cartoon which has its best years behind them.
Hmm, much like someone else...
At last

Out of context pull-quotes again.

It's like a lucky dip - which 3 will they choose?

It's been his problem his entire career. He's very convoluted & dramatic & they paraphrase, edit down to half a sentence, infer things that aren't there - all to try & make him conform to press expectations. Which I don't think he can do for health reasons.
I reckon you anti-American terrorist delusional sociopaths posting shit out of your ass a million miles away from Moz Angeles in your rat hole in Weeds, Brittin know nothing about Mozzywood or how the Biz works. The Brittish voice dude Cumonface and his wife were the "creative" consultants to this episode, not any of the American Simpson writers. Two Brittish people made this shitty smiths centric because they were fantasizing about their lives in the 80's when Steve Street kidnapped California Son while he was with Chrissie Hynde on vacation in Brittin, drugged him with mind control injectables, and made him the singer of a piece of shit Brit Pop band for 2 1/2 years. The shitty smiths were irrelevant in the 80's in America, just like they are now. Americans know California Son when he went solo and showed us who he really is. They are jealous foreign fans that can't accept they were duped and are continually being duped by an LA surfer dude who loves basketball who calls himself California Son. They are like all of you here, so they made California Son look bad. I reckon an iconic American TV show like the Simpsons does not need to apologize to anyone, but they just might considering California Son's status in Mozzywood and his hometown Moz Angeles c*** tit twat he doesn't live in LA anymore Beach Mouth fake flower house fake Altrichhcham chipper curry northern base inn nn nnn n nnn n nn nn nn n n it.
To be honest, I have my suspicions about Katsis being the author of the original statement, as it was too well written. His previous statements regarding Morrissey were barely legible rants.
The Simpsons has been a complete irrelevance for years, Morrissey as ever is still a crowd puller hence their tedious potshot at him to get coverage for their godawful shitshow.
Uhhh yeah I don’t know about that, a show that has new episodes coming out and is sindicated around the world and possibly having an episode playing at any second or minute thru the day and let’s not forget the streaming services it’s on, being less relevant then Morrissey, yeah I’m sorry but you need to stick a quarter in your ass because you just played yourself.
I don't understand why his management promoted something they hadnt seen? How stupid are they?
I'd offer:
'Superfans' sharing on social media (friends with SER & other relatives) -> SER's newsfeed -> Central post.
It has 100% worked that way previously with cover versions, montages & similar.

They may well have seen the posts here about 'labour of love' and the promos and just believed it. I couldn't possibly offer any accurate measurement of stupidity regarding management's lack of diligence, but I'd guess 'too many cooks' plays a role somewhere in it all.
Actual response from Morrissey:


"This is my first comment (and hopefully my last) on The Simpsons' episode - which I know has enraged many people. The hatred shown towards me from the creators of The Simpsons is obviously a taunting lawsuit, but one that requires more funding than I could possibly muster in order to make a challenge. Neither do I have a determined business squad of legal practitioners ready to pounce. I think this is generally understood and is the reason why I am so carelessly and noisily attacked. You are especially despised if your music affects people in a strong and beautiful way, since music is no longer required to. In fact, the worst thing you can do in 2021 is to lend a bit of strength to the lives of others. There is no place in modern music for anyone with strong emotions. Limitations have been placed on art, and no label will sign an artist who might answer back. Anyway, forgive me, we all know this because we can see how music - and the world in general, has become a mesmerizing mess, and we must let it go spinning along unbearably because free speech no longer exists. We all know this. In my case, nothing about my life has ever been matter-of-fact; nothing about my songs has ever been matter-of-fact … so why would they now be? Since my very first interview several decades ago I have lived with horrible accusations to such a degree that it is generally understood that 'this is how we write about Morrissey'. In other words, I'm quite used to it. I've had enough horror thrown at me that would kill off a herd of bison. Accusations usually come from someone with a crazed desire for importance; they don't operate at a very high level. Writing for The Simpsons, for example, evidently requires only complete ignorance. But all of these things are too easy for me to say. In a world obsessed with Hate Laws, there are none that protect me. Often, the scandal sheets (do we STILL refer to them as 'news'papers?) attempt to psychologically wound an artist, and then, hopefully stir up enough hatred against that artist so that s/he is physically wounded. False theories of race are now the most common (and boring) aspect of all criticism, and will continue to be so until accusations of racism are in themselves illicit. I have watched 'Smiths fans' being attacked by the UK press on the grounds that 'Smiths fans' are too backward to understand the person that I am; I have watched the modern Morrissey audience be ridiculed by the UK press with the belief that they, too, couldn't possibly know who I am, and I have lost several high-profile friends because they could no longer live with the night and day harassment from British journalists who are suicidally anguished because they cannot urge the people around me to drum up tell-tale incidents of racism. This battle fatigue I face alone, although I am very grateful to the writer Fiona Dodwell for her eloquent appraisals of the victimization that now automatically associates with my name, and on which The Simpsons latest episode feasts.
People continually ask me why I do not retaliate - especially following the Sky Sports open slander. The answer is explained in the first few lines of this comment. Life is difficult and you must face it on your own, and even with the impossible-to-imagine legal artillary, everything can be repaired … except the human heart.

It is easier for me not to go on. You know I couldn't last."

19 April 2021, Los Angeles

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Morrissey is to f***ing poor and John Reid is a shit lawyer. Boo Hoo.
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