Social Criticism In The Simpsons: The Simpsons

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Criticism is the practice of judging the benefits and faults of something or someone. The term social criticism refers to a mode of criticism that locates the reasons for malicious conditions in a society considered to be in a flawed social structure.

Every day there is a constant social criticism on the TV shows, but why will I focus on a TV show? This is because in our century, people use more TV or Internet as media of information than a physical newspaper, so is the main media for the transmitting of information.

The analyzed TV show is The Simpsons, one of the most popular TV shows in the USA. The Simpsons is an American cartoon television sitcom that shows the animated Simpson family, which was created by Matt Groening. The family debuted as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show on 1987. After three seasons, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show called The Simpsons, which debuted on December 17, 1989.
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At the beginning of the first seasons, many parents characterized Bart as a bad and negative role model for children and also many United States public schools banned The Simpsons from the school and criticize the TV show as a negative model. In January 1992, the President in that moment, George Bush, made a speech during his re-election campaign in which he said: "We are going to keep on trying to strengthen the American family, to make American families a lot more like the Waltons and a lot less like the Simpsons.” This demonstrate that the Simpsons since their debuted as half-hour prime time show was criticize because of their family
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