Judas Priest’s debut on The Simpsons has night has been ruined by the longtime animated television show calling Rob Halford & Co. as “death metal” band. Fans are outraged that the legendary metal band has been so misclassified, taking to Twitter, YouTube, and the comments section of news reports to express their disgust.
“Simpsons” executive producer Matt Selman told Entertainment Weekly that in the episode, titled “Steal This Episode”, Homer is taught by Bart how to illegally download films, and he starts screening them in his backyard for folks in Springfield. “Even though Homer is stealing, he’s doing it for the community, he’s doing it out of the goodness of his heart,” says Selman. An overzealous FBI director in charge of anti-piracy subsequently goes after Homer, and JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford winds up singing a parody of the band’s classic “Breaking The Law” in an effort to nab Homer.