Morrissey’s management has criticised the portrayal of the star in a the latest episode of The Simpsons, describing it as “hurtful and racist”.
Manager Peter Katsis accused the show’s producers of “trying to capitalise on affordable controversy and expounding on vicious rumours”.
He said they experienced utilised “harshly hateful techniques” by “demonstrating the Morrissey character with his belly hanging out”.
Mr Katsis was referring to an episode called Panic On The Streets Of Springfield, which sees Lisa Simpson grow to be obsessed by a militant-vegan frontman of an 1980s indie band referred to as The Snuffs.
But she is left crestfallen when the character, named Quilloughby and voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, turns out to be an over weight, jaded star who eats meat and has anti-immigrant sights.
Author Tim Very long has formerly mentioned the character is “Morrissey-esque” but not a direct illustration of The Smiths singer.
“The character is surely Morrissey-esque, with perhaps a compact dash of Robert Smith from the Get rid of, Ian Curtis from Pleasure Division, and a bunch of other persons,” he informed Range.
Even though he has not commented himself, Morrissey’s manager wrote on Facebook: “Stunning what a “transform for the worst” the producing for The Simpsons television demonstrate has taken in current many years.
“Poking enjoyable at subjects is one particular detail. Other displays like SNL however do a fantastic position at discovering strategies to inspire terrific satire.”
“But when a clearly show stoops so minimal to use harshly hateful ways like demonstrating the Morrissey character with his belly hanging out of his shirt (when he has hardly ever looked like that at any position in his profession) will make you ponder who the actual hurtful, racist team is below,” he continued.
“Even even worse – calling the Morrissey character out for remaining a racist, without pointing out any distinct scenarios, gives almost nothing. It only serves to insult the artist.”
Mr Katsis reported the producers should “get that mirror and hold it up to on their own”.
He also commented on the current decision by actor Hank Azaria – who is white – to cease voicing Simpsons character Apu – who is Indian.
Mr Katsis continued: “Unlike the character in the Simpsons “Panic” episode… Morrissey has never ever created a “hard cash get”, hasn’t sued any people for their attacks, has under no circumstances stopped executing wonderful demonstrates, and is nevertheless a really serious vegan and powerful supporter for animal legal rights.
“Really they are the only kinds who have stopped creating, and have as a substitute turned unapologetically hurtful and racist.”
Morrissey, 61, has built headlines in new yrs for his controversial comments.
He has referred to halal food as “evil” and expressed aid for former EDL chief Tommy Robinson and far-appropriate party For Britain. The star has constantly denied getting a racist.
Panic On The Streets Of Springfield is still to air in the United kingdom.
Sky Information has approached the creators of The Simpsons for comment.