Smithers From 'The Simpsons' Is Finally Coming Out As Gay "In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay."

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    Sep 30, 2015 5:49 AM GMT
    Smithers From 'The Simpsons' Is Finally Coming Out As Gay
    "In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/simpsons-smithers-gay_56093e08e4b0dd85030812c7
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    Sep 30, 2015 10:11 AM GMT
    Can he come out as black too? Like he originally was? Fuck the simpsons for making his character white, when he was black in the pilot and in Homer's Odyssey. Coming from a gay black man that was really fucked up for them changing his race.
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    Sep 30, 2015 11:53 AM GMT
    Will this make the ratings go up or down. I think the ratings would soar if Marge told Homer she had a Lesbian lover. Are they going to throw in some kissing scenes with Smithers and his Boyfriend?
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    Sep 30, 2015 12:22 PM GMT
    Cartoons are not real. My lord, how desperate do you need to get to hope and pray a fictitious character comes out as gay?
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    Sep 30, 2015 2:57 PM GMT
    Boaxy saidCan he come out as black too? Like he originally was? Fuck the simpsons for making his character white, when he was black in the pilot and in Homer's Odyssey. Coming from a gay black man that was really fucked up for them changing his race.


    I didn't know that:

    Smithers used to be black: Simpsons creator Matt Groening reveals why Burns' assistant started a different color and the reason behind making all the characters yellow


    'He was always yellow, and they painted him wrong once.
    'At the time we didn't have enough to do retakes, so when there were glitches and mistakes it stayed that way.
    'He was never 'black', it was an accident.'

    The interviewer then asks why all of the characters are yellow, to which Groening sarcastically replies: 'I've never noticed'. He then adds: 'It is so they wouldn't look like anything else on TV... except for Spongebob.'

    And he said that the reason all of the characters have four fingers is because it is 'easier to draw'.





    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2838753/Smithers-black-mistake-Simpsons-creator-Matt-Groening-reveals-Burns-assistant-started-different-color-reason-making-characters-yellow.html
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    Sep 30, 2015 3:00 PM GMT
    metta saidSmithers From 'The Simpsons' Is Finally Coming Out As Gay
    "In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/simpsons-smithers-gay_56093e08e4b0dd85030812c7

    Funny thing is, there was an episode where Bart peered into his own future and there was this scene where Burns almost drowned in the bathtub because his lackey wasn't around; cue him coming in with a girlfriend, Bart asking him about it and then he says that, in the future a "gay vaccine" was discovered ... which he promptly injects his daily dose. /geekmodeoff

    It's the Simpsons, after all; I mean, they'll do two episodes about it and next time, Status Quo is God again and "bury your gays" goes into effect once more.
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    Sep 30, 2015 11:33 PM GMT
    metta said
    Boaxy saidCan he come out as black too? Like he originally was? Fuck the simpsons for making his character white, when he was black in the pilot and in Homer's Odyssey. Coming from a gay black man that was really fucked up for them changing his race.

    I didn't know that:

    Smithers used to be black: Simpsons creator Matt Groening reveals why Burns' assistant started a different color and the reason behind making all the characters yellow


    'He was always yellow, and they painted him wrong once.
    'At the time we didn't have enough to do retakes, so when there were glitches and mistakes it stayed that way.
    'He was never 'black', it was an accident.'

    The interviewer then asks why all of the characters are yellow, to which Groening sarcastically replies: 'I've never noticed'. He then adds: 'It is so they wouldn't look like anything else on TV... except for Spongebob.'

    And he said that the reason all of the characters have four fingers is because it is 'easier to draw'.


    Some interviews with the show's producers did say that he was intended to be black, but the change was made before he was actually animated. The fact that he was given the wrong colour was a coincidence. Apparently they were concerned about the political implications of having a "black subservient character" so they instead made him white.
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    Oct 01, 2015 9:09 AM GMT
    Such a shame they did that.