On Sunday night, “The Simpsons” started off on a dark note. A really, dark note. The opening credit sequence, which we all know and love was altered and blended with a blatant political statement about South Korea. It was created by a UK graffitti artist named Banksy (as you can see on Krusty’s face) and what starts off as normal Simpsons’ fun gets real depressing, real quick, take a look…
Apparently, this was created as a response to the rumors that the majority of “The Simpsons’” animation is done overseas in South Korea. That’s why they make it a point to show the sweatshop workers drawing storyboards. They also show them making merchandise including Bart dolls, which use dead kitten fur for stuffing.
According to BBC News, the intro caused a lot of fire behind the scenes of the show. Banksy’s “storyboard led to delays, disputes over broadcast standards and a threatened walk out by the animation department.”
There’s a part of us that’s surprised that they got away with showing this but then again, they have the right to free speech and can respond to the criticism in their own way. We’re not sure if this is supposed to be funny or serious. What’s your reaction to it?
What do you think of The Simpson’s opening? Did it go too far?