have responded in record time to complaints that they mistakenly referred to Judas Priest
as "death metal"
on a recent episode - by having Bart
write an apology on the blackboard in the latest intro.
The first episode titled "Steal this Episode
" was aired on January 5, with Homer
landing on the wrong side of the law when he gets involved in illegal downloads. He ends up in a Swedish government building, and the FBI bring out Judas Priest with Rob Halford
singing a twist on one of their classics "Breaking the Law
." You can see the segment featuring Priest in the player below.
The moment of controversy to some metal fans, as evidenced in the YouTube comments to the video below, comes when a Swede says this (admittedly brilliant) joke:"Swedes love death metal. It reminds us of death!"
The metal community was quick to point out the error, with some highlighting the time South Park
referred to Slayer
as death metal. It seems the Simpsons creators had their ear to the ground, because Bart's infamous blackboard intro corrected the error with "Judas Priest is not death metal"
Props to the Simpsons team for responding to metal fans in such quick time!
Watch Judas Priest appear on the Simpsons here: