Morrissey has blasted The Simpsons for portraying him as an overweight racist who eats meat

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"television gives us hope in other people's happiness" - Morrissey
 
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"I'm not an entertainer. But I do entertain people." - Morrissey
 
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Morrissey has issued his "first comment (and hopefully my last)" on a recent episode of The Simpsons parodying the former Smiths singer.⁠

Entitled "Panic on the Streets of Springfield", Sunday night's episode saw Lisa become obsessed with a British singer named Quilloughby, whose resemblance to 1980s Morrissey is uncanny. But after attending a concert, Lisa learns that Quilloughby has aged to become an overweight cantankerous racist, who has forsaken veganism after learning "it was invented by foreigners."⁠

In response, Morrissey's manager Peter Katsis issued two strongly worded statements on Facebook, in which he accused The Simpsons of racism and threatened the show, as well as media publications which reported on it, with legal action.⁠

Now, Morrissey himself has issued a lengthy response via his website Morrissey Central. He, too, briefly flirts with the idea of taking legal action over a parody before acknowledging that such a lawsuit "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."⁠

From there, Morrissey embarks on a lengthy diatribe in which he attempts to rationalize why he is "so carelessly and noisily attacked." In Morrissey's mind, it's because his "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."⁠
 
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Catholic Priest: "what gives you happiness?"

16 year old Morrisey: "David Bowie!"

Priest: "Most boys like girls, he likes David Bowie!"

*class laughs*
 
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the 1st song The Smiths ever wrote. Morrissey: "i felt as strong as a lion as i belted it out!"

 

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