Morrissey Slams ‘Hatred’ Shown By ‘Simpsons’ Parody04/21/2021
Morrissey has responded to “The Simpsons” parody of the singer in the most recent episode of the long-running cartoon series.
“The hatred shown towards me from the creators of ‘The Simpsons’ is obviously a taunting lawsuit,” Morrissey said in a lengthy statement on his website, but he revealed that he neither has “a determined business squad of legal practitioners ready to pounce” nor the funding required to make a challenge.
The controversial “Simpsons” episode — “Panic on the Streets of Springfield,” which was broadcast on Sunday — shows a vegan British musician named Quilloughby befriending Lisa Simpson.
“Since my very first interview several decades ago I have lived with horrible accusations to such a degree that it is generally understood that ‘this is how we write about Morrissey’,” the English singer-songwriter recalled.
He criticized the U.K. press calling them “the scandal sheets,” who “attempt to psychologically wound an artist.”
Morrissey said he is very grateful to writer Fiona Dodwell “for her eloquent appraisals of the victimization that now automatically associates with my name, and on which The Simpsons latest episode feasts.”
Explaining the reason why he does not retaliate against the open slander, Morrissey said, “Life is difficult and you must face it on your own, and even with the impossible-to-imagine legal artillary, everything can be repaired … except the human heart.”
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