4th July 2013, 10:34 am

Study finds the Simpsons has encouraged gay men to ‘come out’ with its sympathetic attitude to same sex couples

  • article-2352511-000383A000000190-670_306x423– Academic Erwin In het Panhuis has analysed nearly 500 Simpsons scenes
  • – He said that The Simpsons treats ‘homosexuality as something normal’
  • – The cartoon was the first to dedicate an entire episode to Gay marriage

The academic studied 70 gay characters portrayed in the long-running series including Skinflint factory owner Mr Burns’ relationship with his assistant Smithers, which he wrote an entire chapter on in his book.

Published: 4th July 2013


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