Morrissey’s control has criticised the portrayal of the celebrity in a contemporary episode of The Simpsons, describing it as “hurtful and racist”.
Supervisor Peter Katsis accused the display’s manufacturers of “seeking to capitalise on reasonable controversy and expounding on vicious rumours”.
He mentioned that they had used “harshly hateful techniques” by way of “appearing the Morrissey personality together with his abdominal striking out”.
Mr Katsis was once relating to an episode known as Panic On The Streets Of Springfield, which sees Lisa Simpson grow to be obsessed by way of a militant-vegan frontman of an 1980s indie band known as The Snuffs.
However she is left crestfallen when the nature, named Quilloughby and voiced by way of Benedict Cumberbatch, seems to be an obese, jaded celebrity who eats meat and has anti-immigrant perspectives.
Creator Tim Lengthy has up to now mentioned the nature is “Morrissey-esque” however no longer an immediate illustration of The Smiths singer.
“The nature is certainly Morrissey-esque, with possibly a small sprint of Robert Smith from the Remedy, Ian Curtis from Pleasure Department, and a number of other folks,” he instructed Selection.
Even if he has no longer commented himself, Morrissey’s supervisor wrote on Fb: “Unexpected what a “flip for the worst” the writing for The Simpsons television display has taken in recent times.
“Poking a laugh at topics is something. Different displays like SNL nonetheless do an excellent task at discovering tactics to encourage nice satire.”
“But if a display stoops so low to make use of harshly hateful techniques like appearing the Morrissey personality together with his abdominal striking out of his blouse (when he hasn’t ever appeared like that at any level in his profession) makes you surprise who the true hurtful, racist staff is right here,” he endured.
“Even worse – calling the Morrissey personality out for being a racist, with out declaring any particular cases, gives not anything. It most effective serves to insult the artist.”
Mr Katsis mentioned the manufacturers must “take that replicate and cling it as much as themselves”.
He additionally commented at the fresh resolution by way of actor Hank Azaria – who’s white – to forestall voicing Simpsons personality Apu – who’s Indian.
Mr Katsis endured: “In contrast to the nature within the Simpsons “Panic” episode… Morrissey hasn’t ever made a “money take hold of”, hasn’t sued any other people for his or her assaults, hasn’t ever stopped acting nice displays, and remains to be a significant vegan and robust supporter for animal rights.
“In reality they’re the one ones who’ve stopped growing, and feature as a substitute became unapologetically hurtful and racist.”
Morrissey, 61, has made headlines in recent times for his arguable feedback.
He has referred to halal meal as “evil” and expressed enhance for former EDL chief Tommy Robinson and far-right birthday celebration For Britain. The celebrity has all the time denied being a racist.
Panic On The Streets Of Springfield is but to air in the United Kingdom.
Sky Information has approached the creators of The Simpsons for remark.