Morrissey’s Manager Puts ‘The Simpsons’ On Blast For Spoofing British Singer: “It Only Serves To Insult The Artist”

Morrissey’s Manager Puts ‘The Simpsons’ On Blast For Spoofing British Singer: “It Only Serves To Insult The Artist”
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. Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, Quilloughby is a “depressed British singer from the 1980s” who may resemble the former frontman of The Smiths. While The Simpsons character may even look like the British rocker, the episode even features Morrissey-esque songs written by Flight of the Conchords‘ Bret McKenzie and Tim Long.

“Panic on the Streets of Springfield” kicks off with Lisa going out on the town with her new imaginary
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