Deadline Hollywood reports:
The Simpsons recently struck a chord with former Smiths frontman Morrissey, whose manager Peter Katsis chewed out the long-running Fox animated series for “trying to capitalize on cheap controversy and expounding on vicious rumors.”
Late Sunday evening, Katsis shared a lengthy post on the singer’s official Facebook page responding to the show’s “Panic on the Streets of Springfield” episode, which aired on Sunday. It saw Lisa Simpson create an imaginary friend named Quilloughby, who leads the band The Snuffs.
And when Lisa later meets the real Quilloughby, he turns out to be racist. True to life, but hence the “outrage.”
Morrissey’s manager puts The Simpsons on blast pic.twitter.com/jUhHbkQWyu
— Nando (@nandorvila) April 19, 2021