It was a comedy of errors.
“The Simpsons” is dividing critics after spoofing controversial podcast host Joe Rogan, 54, in a model new episode satirizing cancel tradition.
Within the divisive Season 33, Episode 14 episode, titled “You Gained’t Imagine What This Episode is About—Act Three Will Shock You!,” Homer is erroneously blamed for leaving the household canine, named Santa’s Little Helper, in a scorching automotive leading to him getting publicly shamed, Newsweek reported.
Issues actually go off the rails when the “Simpsons” patriarch tries to apologize, and inadvertently knocks Reverend Lovejoy out of the church window. Movies of the fiasco subsequently go viral on social media, inflicting Homer to lose his job and turn out to be ostracized by his mates, coworkers and household.
Ultimately, the doh-nut gobbler meets up with a Joe Rogan doppelganger. The commentator isn’t explicitly talked about by title, however he’s represented by a generic “Proper-Wing Podcast” host who’s the one one prepared to satisfy with Homer following his cancellation.
For sure, the gag rang hole with many critics, with Screenrant deeming it “bizarrely misguided” and “self-contradictory.” Significantly problematic, per the positioning, was the truth that Homer was undeserving of his ex-communication — presumably in contrast to many so-called “victims” of cancel tradition.
Most not too long ago, the “Information Radio” alum discovered himself in scorching water after doing a podcast with Dr. Robert Malone, a vaccine scientist who reportedly unfold misinformation relating to the COVID jab and in contrast the US’ present well being local weather to Nazi Germany.
The episode was subsequently pulled from YouTube whereas a coalition of 270 medical consultants penned an open letter imploring Spotify to create a fact-checking coverage that might “mitigate the unfold of misinformation.”
In the meantime, high-profile musicians from Joni Mitchell to Neil Younger threatened to remove their music from the Swedish audio streaming large except it jettisoned Rogan.