“The Simpsons” have officially released “Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You),” a song featured in the “Panic on the Streets of Springfield” episode aired on April 18.
The episode, which centered around the Lisa Simpson character becoming enamored with imaginary British musician Quilloughby (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), saw Quilloughby parodying the former Smiths singer Morrissey as an overweight racist through the song, “Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You).”
Morrissey’s manager Peter Katsis took to Facebook to blast “The Simpsons” after the show. He wrote the band was “trying to capitalize on cheap controversy and expounding on vicious rumors.”
“Accusations usually come from someone with a crazed desire for importance; they don’t operate at a very high level,” Morrissey said in a statement and added that he would have tried to mount a lawsuit against the show if it weren’t too expensive.
“Writing for The Simpsons, for example, evidently requires only complete ignorance,” he added. “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.”
During the episode, “The Simpsons” presented several other spoof songs co-written by Flight of the Conchords‘s Bret McKenzie, including “Hamburger Homicide” (a nod to the Smiths’ “Meat Is Murder”) and “How Late Is Then?” (a nod to “How Soon Is Now?”).
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