The Simpsons are known for their witty political and social commentary usually directed at conservatives, Republicans, and especially President Trump. However, they did themselves a favor by laying one into social justice warriors on college campus.
In a recent episode of its 28th season, well-known billionaire and antagonist Montgomery Burns (better known as Mr. Burns) visits his alma mater, Yale University. While meeting with college administrators about making a sizable endowment to “nuclear management,” Mr. Burns discovers there’s a lot of red tape he has to go through and would have to donate to a program committed to social justice.
“Our students are highly entitled wusses,” one administrator responds.
“You’d be creating a space for violence to happen,” another administrator says with an on-screen caption that read “actual quote from Yale student.”
Mr. Burns befuddled by what he’s hearing is then suggested that he fund “a chair in the non-narrative cinema of self-identified pansexuals.”
The administrators then riff off a number of positions and programs that need funding, like policing appropriate Halloween costumes, multicultural empathizers, and safe spaces.
Burns then ends up being called “worse than Hitler” after referring to the men’s squash team captain with the cis-gendered normative term “fellow.”
Watch part of the episode below: