The Smiths alumnus Morrissey was utterly unamused by The Simpsons’ recent parody of him — calling out the animated show for their “harshly hateful tactics.”
The Simpsons episode, titled Panic on the Streets of Springfield, referencing The Smiths song Panic, which Morrissey opens with the line, “Panic on the streets of London,” centered around Lisa Simpson and her new imaginary friend.
Lisa models her moody friend Quilloughby, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, on a “depressed British singer from the 1980s” by that same name, who used to be in the band The Snuffs.
Lisa gets into The Snuffs after the band is suggested to her by a music streaming algorithm from “Slapify,” and she is instantly drawn to Quilloughby’s veganism. Seeing the parallels