The Simpsons has released a track from a recent episode spoofing Morrissey despite sparking a backlash from The Smiths singer.
The song, titled Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You), is now available to download on all major streaming platforms.
The move comes just weeks after the Smiths rocker blasted the cartoon as ‘unapologetically hurtful and racist’ following its unofficial portrayal of him in the episode titled Panic On The Streets Of Springfield.
The installment saw Lisa Simpson make an imaginary friend, depressed indie singer and militant vegetarian Quilloughby of indie band The Snuffs, which was seemingly styled on the musician.
Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, Quilloughby had a certain disdain for everything and liked little.
While producer Matt Selman previously said the show parodies ‘someone’, in reply to an article pointing the finger at it being a direct depiction of Morrissey, the singer has not taken well to the obvious comparison
The Snuffs singer Quilloughby made an appearance in recent episode Panic On The Streets Of Springfield (Picture: Fox)
Morrissey slammed The Simpsons in a statement, which read: ‘Surprising what a “turn for the worst“ the writing for The Simpson’s tv show has taken in recent years.
‘Sadly, The Simpson’s show started out creating great insight into the modern cultural experience, but has since degenerated to trying to capitalise on cheap controversy and expounding on vicious rumors.
‘Poking fun at subjects is one thing. Other shows like SNL still do a great job at finding ways to inspire great satire.
‘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. (sic)’
The Simpsons airs on Disney Plus.
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