Morrissey has again been trending on Social Media with people telling us how he is irrelevant and nobody knows who he is or cares about him. That he generates so much response of course proves the opposite, but yet again we see an intolerant and bigoted group who simply cannot abide that somebody in the entertainment industry doesn’t think as they do. They seem to be angered that he isn’t a signed up Marxist and, God forbid, he is intelligent enough to articulate challenging thoughts and highlights issues that they’re too close minded to engage with. He’s rock and roll – anti establishment, anti the mainstream narrative, and we are delighted to have him as a supporter.
The Simpsons used to be a great show, edgy, funny and on point. But as ratings have declined, so has the quality, with a reliance on celebrities to generate a storyline. In the latest episode, a character that is clearly based on Morrissey and admired by Lisa as a Vegan with compatible views, proves to be a fat racist in later life. The character is voiced by left wing actor Benedict Cumberbatch, and one wonders about the character of someone who would throw a fellow member of the entertainment industry under the bus in such a way. It is beyond irony that, without evidence, they accuse others of racism hot on the heels of voice actor Hank Azaria wishing he could apologise to ‘every single Indian’ for his career voicing the character Apu (and racially stereotyping him). That was also nonsense, of course, but the mental gymnastics of the woke left is something else.
Here is Morrissey’s manager Peter Katsis on the situation:
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 capitalize 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.
Even worse – calling the Morrissey character out for being a racist, without pointing out any specific instances, offers nothing. It only serves to insult the artist.
They should take that mirror and hold it up to themselves.
Simpson’s actor Hank Azaria’s recent apology to the whole country of India for his role in upholding “structural racism” says it all.
Unlike the character in the Simpson’s “Panic” episode…….
Morrissey has never made a “cash grab”, hasn’t sued any people for their attacks, has never stopped performing great shows, and is still a serious vegan and strong supporter for animal rights.
By suggesting all of the above in this episode…the Simpson’s hypocritical approach to their storyline says it all.
Truly they are the only ones who have stopped creating, and have instead turned unapologetically hurtful and racist.
Not surprising…… that The Simpsons viewership ratings have gone down so badly over recent years.
The latest events have mirrored the hapless media’s response to Morrissey wearing a For Britain membership badge in 2019. The LA Times tried an ill informed hit-piece back then, apparently we are white nationalists or something, which I am sure comes as a shock to our Pakistani heritage Deputy Chair, or Indian heritage Secretary. Here’s the response we gave back then.
Collectively they seemed unable to understand anything about the party through either shoddy journalism, or they simply attempt to smear us without offering right of reply. Many seem incapable of looking beyond the discredited Wikipedia, edited by left wing activists and locked down; everyone understands it is merely a propaganda tool to be ignored. Except the media, it seems.
The Sun made a bad start, claiming Morrissey supported an entirely different organisation (and an actual far right one as it happens). To their credit, they immediately corrected it, referencing For Britain as a ‘centre right’ political party.
Jeremy Vine had the consistently toxic Jasmin Alibhai-Brown on his Channel 5 show, who referred to For Britain as ‘dangerous white supremacists’. Luckily, she also isn’t taken seriously after stating she would leave the UK if Boris Johnson became PM, and a series of race baiting and anti British rhetoric in interviews. However we are considering our actions against her; occasionally a liar and smear merchant has to be made an example of.
Channel 5’s Editor for Jeremy Vine stated “The Jeremy Vine programme is a discussion show where guests discuss stories in the news and they are entitled to have strong views and opinions. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is an experienced media commentator and clearly stated that this was her own view, so I see no need for any correction.” Strong opinions are not a green light to defame and lie – particularly without the right of reply. Channel 5 have been asked to give us the journalistic ‘right of reply’ and the ability to voice our ” opinions”, though we suspect they’re not actually interested in them. We shall see.
The hapless BBC made the same mischaracterisation, as did The Times, and the usual propaganda left wing outlets that you would expect. The willingness of the entire media machine to pile in on Morrissey en masse, with no balance highlights the state of our media both here and abroad. Despite being schooled by Khadija our Deputy Chair in 2019, even the LA Times repeated their mistruth.
We will choose who to go after for defamation. It is less critical now than it was, fortunately nobody trusts or believes the legacy media. Morrissey is big news, look at the attention he received; and the comments having to be switched off on media publications show how out of touch they are with how normal people think.
To think it is a controversial opinion to believe it is ‘evil’ to slit the throat of a live animal and let it die in agony merely shows the lack of compassion and humanity these people have. It is evil, we agree with Morrissey and are proud of his support. We understand how tiring it can be being constantly slandered and attacked; read the weariness in Morrissey’s words:
This is my first comment (and hopefully my last) on The Simpsons‘ episode — which I know has enraged many people. The hatred shown towards me from the creators of The Simpsons is obviously a taunting lawsuit, but one that requires more funding than I could possibly muster in order to make a challenge.
Neither do I have a determined business squad of legal practitioners ready to pounce. I think this is generally understood and is the reason why I am so carelessly and noisily attacked. You are especially despised if your music affects people in a strong and beautiful way, since music is no longer required to. In fact, the worst thing you can do in 2021 is to lend a bit of strength to the lives of others.
There is no place in modern music for anyone with strong emotions. Limitations have been placed on art, and no label will sign an artist who might answer back. Anyway, forgive me, we all know this because we can see how music — and the world in general, has become a mesmerizing mess, and we must let it go spinning along unbearably because free speech no longer exists. We all know this.
In my case, nothing about my life has ever been matter-of-fact; nothing about my songs has ever been matter-of-fact … so why would they now be? 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.” In other words, I’m quite used to it. I’ve had enough horror thrown at me that would kill off a herd of bison. Accusations usually come from someone with a crazed desire for importance; they don’t operate at a very high level.
Writing for The Simpsons, for example, evidently requires only complete ignorance. But all of these things are too easy for me to say. In a world obsessed with Hate Laws, there are none that protect me. Often, the scandal sheets (do we STILL refer to them as “news” papers?) attempt to psychologically wound an artist, and then, hopefully stir up enough hatred against that artist so that s/he is physically wounded.
False theories of race are now the most common (and boring) aspect of all criticism, and will continue to be so until accusations of racism are in themselves illicit. I have watched “Smiths fans” being attacked by the UK press on the grounds that “Smiths fans” are too backward to understand the person that I am; I have watched the modern Morrissey audience be ridiculed by the UK press with the belief that they, too, couldn’t possibly know who I am, and I have lost several high-profile friends because they could no longer live with the night and day harassment from British journalists who are suicidally anguished because they cannot urge the people around me to drum up tell-tale incidents of racism. This battle fatigue I face alone, although I am very grateful to the 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.
People continually ask me why I do not retaliate — especially following the Sky Sports open slander. The answer is explained in the first few lines of this comment. Life is difficult and you must face it on your own, and even with the impossible-to-imagine legal artillery, everything can be repaired … except the human heart.
It is easier for me not to go on. You know I couldn’t last.
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