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Ageing white bloke complains about racism

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Joe Hutch, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    It's political correctness gone mad:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56806312

    'Morrissey appears to have taken offence at The Simpsons after being sent up in the animation's latest episode.

    In the show, titled Panic On The Streets of Springfield, Lisa Simpson becomes obsessed with the militantly vegan singer of a 1980s indie band.

    But her dreams are shattered when it transpires her idol, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, had become a bitter, overweight, anti-immigrant meat-eater.

    A statement on Morrissey's Facebook called the show "hurtful and racist".

    "Surprising what a 'turn for the worst' the writing for The Simpson's TV show has taken in recent years," said the statement, which was posted by the star's manager, Peter Katsis.

    "Poking fun at subjects is one thing," it continued, "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."

    ISTR Morrissey getting arsey about 'Morrissey the consumer monkey' on Vic Reeve's Big Night Out. It's almost like the bloke is a miserable old get.
     
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  2. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Hes a famously miserable curmudgeon whose hobbies include knocking the ice creams from childrens hands.
     
  3. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    The Simpsons are better than Morrissey ever was.
     
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  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Heaven knows I’m EDL now.
     
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  5. mansr

    mansr Objectionist

    That's not saying much.
     
  6. JustJohn

    JustJohn pfm Member

    We Hate it When Our Friends Become Oversensitive Gammon Who Love to Ridicule the Snowflakes but a Moment Later Collapse into Hysteria at the Thought of Leaving the Car Parked in Walthamstow.
     
  7. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    He was excellent in Men Behaving Badly. :)
     
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  8. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    I preferred him in the Walking Dead.
     
  9. Euan

    Euan pfm Member

    I feel its time for this.

     
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  10. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    I watched The Simpsons episide. For the most part it was very funny indeed, and definitely on target. The character of ‘Quilloughby’ is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, who does an excellent job of the dialogue and the singing.
    Watch this from 1’ 36”:-



    Mick
     
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  11. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    Is that really the same bloke?
     
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  12. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    And not forgetting Bob the builder, his biggest hit single!
     
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  13. Funk

    Funk pfm Member

    I was about to say, is it definitely sending up Morrissey...? I saw the poster with 'The Snuffs' on it...hmm, probably.....then I got to the song... :D:D:D:D
     
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  14. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    He didn't seem quite himself in that..
     
  15. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Probably because he wasn't playing sax. :p
     
  16. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Dead.. not walking..
     
  17. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    I watched it: Morrissey should be pleased not whinging.
     
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  18. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I feel the same. Given the amount of material that the monumental arse has handed to satirists in the last 10 years, I think they were remarkably kind. I look forward to the next episode.
     
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  19. Nero

    Nero Wiped Clean

    Crikey, that's impressive capitalisation. Are you the chap that does track titles on CDs?
     
  20. JustJohn

    JustJohn pfm Member

    On reflection, it's a bit over-cooked. Should have just been We Hate it When Our Friends Fail to Grow Up.
     

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