Morrisey is slamming the creators of The Simpsons.
The English musician called the show ‘racist and hurtful’ after they depicted him with ‘his belly hanging out’ in the latest episode, ‘Panic on the streets of Springfield.”
Hours after the episode aired, a statement written on Morrissey’s behalf by his manager, Peter Katsis, had appeared on the singer’s Facebook page:
“Surprising what a ‘turn for the worst’ the writing for The Simpsons TV show has taken in recent years,”the statement reads. “Poking fun at subjects is one thing … 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.”
Morrissey’s character was voiced by guest star Benedict Cumberbatch.
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