Entertainment & Music The Simpsons Part 3

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“Waylen! Make love to me the way you used to”

Smithers: “No!”

“It’s that horrible Mr Burns, isn’t it?”

Smithers: “You leave miSTER BURNS OUT OF THIS!!” *smashes glass bottles*

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Mr Burns: “Smithers”
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“SMIIIIIIITHEEEEERRRRRSSSSSSSS”

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An old episode of The Simpsons featuring the voice of Michael Jackson is being pulled from all future broadcasts, the show's producer says, following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-08/the-simpsons-pulls-michael-jackson-episode-from-broadcasts/10885680

Apparently it's even being purged from future DVD releases.

Is it really so hard for people to divorce someone's artistic self and their (alleged) criminality?
 

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I thought he was found not guilty by a court.

But now he's apparently guilty due to the media.

Joke.

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Not that I agree with the rationale of MJ being purged from the Simpsons (I was consistently of the opinion that the accuser back then made it all up on the encouragement of his father) but I can understand the position of the producers.

Jimmy Savile was never convicted by a court, either, so using that as the basis for why he shouldn't be purged isn't enough imo.
 

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I said in another thread that whether you can continue to enjoy something from someone guilty of something terrible depends very much on how closely the artist and art are linked. Watching Bill Cosby espouse family values is too jarring, but watching Kevin Spacey play characters completely unrelated to his alleged crimes doesn't bother me. I don't think we should be purging Jackson's music, just be aware of his misdeeds (if confirmed). The Simpsons episode seems even more tangential. Not a fan of erasing history, particularly when it's so damn good.
 

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I said in another thread that whether you can continue to enjoy something from someone guilty of something terrible depends very much on how closely the artist and art are linked. Watching Bill Cosby espouse family values is too jarring, but watching Kevin Spacey play characters completely unrelated to his alleged crimes doesn't bother me. I don't think we should be purging Jackson's music, just be aware of his misdeeds (if confirmed). The Simpsons episode seems even more tangential. Not a fan of erasing history, particularly when it's so damn good.
I have been fairly vocal against George Pell so I am aware I can be labelled a hypocrite for this, but I genuinely believe MJ was simply abused by his dad for all of his life, had a terrible childhood despite outside appearances, and him building Neverland and inviting lots of kids over was simply his attempt to reclaim his lost childhood, and that he genuinely thought it was okay for a grown man to hang around with kids that aren't related to him, and unfortunately dishonest people exploited his naivety and wealth.
 

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I have been fairly vocal against George Pell so I am aware I can be labelled a hypocrite for this, but I genuinely believe MJ was simply abused by his dad for all of his life, had a terrible childhood despite outside appearances, and him building Neverland and inviting lots of kids over was simply his attempt to reclaim his lost childhood, and that he genuinely thought it was okay for a grown man to hang around with kids that aren't related to him, and unfortunately dishonest people exploited his naivety and wealth.
I tend to think it if walks like a duck...

I'm sure his childhood upbringing played a part in his behaviours, but it just explains them, doesn't excuse them. I'll still watch that Simpsons episode though.
 

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I don't condone anything that Michael Jackson has been accused of, but I don't enjoy the rewriting of history every time something bad comes up.
This episode was made 28 years ago and the episode makes no allusions to his accusations/offenses and is an easy watch in isolation.
I can't see the need for it to be whitewashed, at worst put a disclaimer at the start of the episode like Disney does with it's now non-PC cartoons.
 
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