"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
- Fiona Dodwell: "The Simpsons: That Joke REALLY Isn't Funny Anymore" - April 19, 2021
- The Simpsons - "Panic on the Streets of Springfield" (airing April 18, 2021) - reminder / reports (April 17, 2021)
- Morrissey Central: "THE SIMPSONS CELEBRATE THE SNUFFS" (April 17, 2021)
- Debbie Mahan IG: new Simpson's art shared for "Panic On The Streets Of Springfield" episode (April 15, 2021)
- 'Panic in the streets of Springfield' - upcoming Simpsons Episode (scheduled for April 18, 2021) - March 18, 2021
- Noise11: "Morrissey Is Pissed Off The Simpsons Played Him As A Depressed Fat Racist" - April 19, 2021
- Consequence Of Sound: Morrissey Blasts The Simpsons for Portraying Him as an Overweight Racist - April 19, 2021
- BBC: "Morrissey's manager attacks 'hurtful and racist' Simpsons parody" - April 19, 2021
- Pitchfork: Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Morrissey-Inspired Character on The Simpsons, Angers Morrissey - April 19, 2021
- NME: "Morrissey hits out at ‘The Simpsons’ after being sent up in new episode: “They are unapologetically hurtful and racist”" - April 19, 2021
- Rolling Stone: Morrissey’s Manager Blasts ‘The Simpsons’ After Episode Mocks Singer - April 19, 2021. Link posted by GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn.
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