The Simpsons‘ Morrissey parody song has now been officially released on digital outlets.
The track, which is called “Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You),” was featured in an episode that aired last month. It featured Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the character Quilloughby, a sardonic, “militant” vegetarian who fronted an English indie band called The Snuffs in the ’80s.
In the episode, Lisa becomes obsessed with Quilloughby, who becomes her imaginary friend. It ends with Lisa attending a Snuffs reunion concert, where it’s revealed that the real Quillougby has become an overweight racist who now eats meat because he “found out veganism was invented by foreigners.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Morrissey was apparently not thrilled about his cartoon portrayal. After the episode aired, Morrissey posted a statement to his Facebook, attributed to his manager Peter Katsis, calling The Simpsons “unapologetically hurtful and racist.”
“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,” the statement read.
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