Morrissey brands The Simpsons ‘vulnerable and racist’ after parodying the hit show

Smiths rocker Morrissey hit The Simpsons in a sharp attack, after being parodied during the latest episode of the long-running hit show.

During an episode of Panic On The Streets of Springfield on Sunday night, Lisa Simpson was seen making an imaginary friend in the form of depressed singer and vegetarian Quilloughby of indie band The Snuffs, seemingly styled Morrissey, 61.

Quilloughby was seen despising everything, before moving from a young musician, close to the style of Morrissey’s 80s looks, to a gray man with a bulging belly – called Quilloughby’s “real life”.

Slammed: Smith’s Rocker Morrissey hit the Simpsons with a sharp attack, after being parodied during the latest episode of the long-running hit show.  In the picture in 2015

Slammed: Smith’s Rocker Morrissey hit the Simpsons with a sharp attack, after being parodied during the latest episode of the long-running hit show. In the picture in 2015

And shortly after the Fox show aired, a statement was posted on Morrissey’s Facebook account expressing his disapproval of the character, and it was voiced by Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

The statement read: ‘Surprising what a‘ turn for the worst ’has emerged in recent years writing for Simpson’s TV show.

‘Unfortunately, Simpson’s show started by creating a great insight into the modern cultural experience, but has since degenerated into trying to take advantage of cheap controversy and exposing vicious rumors.

‘Joking around a subject is one thing. Other shows like SNL are still doing great at finding ways to inspire great satire.

Parody: Executive producer Simpson shared footage of a character, called Quilloughby, who he would only say was parodying

Parody: Executive producer Simpson shared footage of a character, called Quilloughby, who he would just say was parodying “someone”

‘But when the show bends so low to use hate tactics, like showing Morrissey’s belly figure hanging out of his shirt (when he never looked like that at any point in his career), you wonder who the real hurt is, the racist group is here .

‘Even worse – calling Morrissey’s character a racist, without pointing to specific cases, offers nothing. It only serves to insult the artist. ‘

He then went on to illuminate the circle of controversy in the show, especially in light of Hank Azaria’s apology for expressing the Indian character of Apua.

The statement continues: ‘We should take that mirror and keep it to ourselves. The recent apology of Simpson’s actor Hank Azari to the whole country of India for his role in supporting “structural racism” says it all.

‘Unlike the character in Simpson’s episode “Panic” ……

‘Morrissey never‘ took the money ’, never sued anyone for their attacks, never stopped performing great plays and is still a serious vegan and a strong supporter of animal rights.

Friend: During Sunday’s panic on the streets of Springfield, Lisa Simpson was seen creating an imaginary friend in the form of depressed singer and vegetarian Quilloughby

Friend: During Sunday’s panic on the streets of Springfield, Lisa Simpson was seen creating an imaginary friend in the form of depressed singer and vegetarian Quilloughby

‘Suggesting all of the above in this episode … Simpson’s hypocritical approach to their story says it all.

‘They’re really the only ones who stopped creating and instead became imperceptibly hurt and racist.

‘It’s not surprising … … that the ratings of Simpson’s viewers have dropped so much in recent years. (sic) ‘

Hank Azaria, meanwhile, said he felt the need to apologize to “every Indian person in this country” expressed by Apua in The Simpsons.

In an interview with the Armchair Expert podcast, Azaria said the character contributed to ‘structural racism’ and knew nothing better for almost 30 years as he expressed the character.

Fury: Shortly after the show aired, a statement was posted to Morrissey’s Facebook account expressing his disapproval of the character, expressed by Benedict Cumberbatch

Fury: Shortly after the show aired, a statement was posted to Morrissey’s Facebook account expressing his disapproval of the character, expressed by Benedict Cumberbatch

When Apu was called out for promoting racist stereotypes in the 2017 documentary, The Problem with Apu, Azaria and the show’s creators seemed to be moving away from criticism.

Addressing the controversy in next year’s episode, Lisa Simpson asks “what can you do” when a character who has been loved for decades has suddenly become politically incorrect.

However, Azaria, 54, says he has since listened to Indian concerns and realized that Apu is a problem.

‘I had to shut up … and listen and learn. And that took time, ‘he said. ‘This wasn’t a two-week process: I needed to educate myself a lot.’

Apu, an Indian immigrant who runs Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart store on a long-running show, first appeared on The Simpsons in 1990.

Apology: Meanwhile, Hank Azaria says he feels the need to apologize

Apology: Meanwhile, Hank Azaria says he feels the need to apologize to “every Indian person in this country” for the expression of the Simpsons’ character

Speaking of the armchair expert, Azaria said the character was created in good faith.

‘I really didn’t know any better. I didn’t think about it. I was unaware of how many relative advantages I had gained in this country as a white child from Queens.

“Just because there were good intentions, that doesn’t mean there were no real negative consequences to the thing I’m responsible for.”

In 2017, the Indian-American filmmaker Harry Kondabolu published The Problem With Apu, which established that the character played on racist stereotypes of Indian immigrants.

Azaria declined requests to appear in the documentary. But the Simpsons ’writers resolved the controversy directly in the show.

In the scene, Marge reads Lisa a bedtime story that was just a bunch of PC fashion words.

Character: Apu, an Indian immigrant who runs Springfield's Kwik-E-Mart store for many years, first appeared on The Simpsons in 1990.

Character: Apu, an Indian immigrant who runs Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart store on a long-running show, first appeared in The Simpsons in 1990

Lisa stares directly at the camera, with a photo of Apua on the nightstand next to her, and says: ‘Something that started a few decades ago, which was applauded and offensive, is now politically incorrect. What can you do? ‘

The show’s response drew a fierce reaction on social media. That same year, Azaria appeared on Stephen Colbert’s show, where he said he would be happy and let someone pronounce Apua.

He initially told the armchair expert that he didn’t know if he should stop doing Apu because he didn’t want to react with a ‘knee twitch reaction’ to what could have been ‘17 hipsters at a Brooklyn microbrewery ’.

So he spent the next year talking to Indo-American groups to educate himself – ‘doing the job’.

‘I had to educate myself a lot,’ he said, attributing his experience to Alcoholics Anonymous by helping in the process.

‘If I hadn’t sobered up, I promise you, I wouldn’t have needed a lot of wine to be in my feelings one night and fire a tweet for which I felt an excuse to fire.

Problematic: Only after the 2017 documentary

Problematic: Only after the 2017 documentary “The Problem with Apu” by Harry Kondabolu, Azaria says he recognized that the character was problematic

‘Some kind of defensive, white-fragile tweet. Dude, was I glad I had a system in place to watch this stuff. ‘

He also apologized to the podcast co-host, Monica Padman, who is Native American.

He said, ‘I know you didn’t ask for it, but it’s important. I apologize for my part in creating this and participating in it.

‘Part of me feels I have to visit all the individuals in this country and apologize. I realized I had a connection to fate with that thing for 31 years. ‘

DailyMail.com contacted Fox Broadcasting Company publicists to ask if the show’s creators felt Apu had contributed to ‘structural racism’, but they did not respond.

Azaria is the voice behind Moe Szyslak, the head of comics Wiggum and many other characters.

The Simpsons are Fox’s highest hit since making his 1989 debut

The Simpsons are Fox’s highest hit since making his 1989 debut

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