Priscilla Presley thinks The Simpsons should be banned

Priscilla Presley Priscilla Presley, 67, is not a fan of The Simpsons, because she believes its content does not promote good morals. When asked what she would do if she was 'Queen of Everything' in an interview with Stylist magazine, she said: "I'd have to ban 'The Simpsons'. It's not good for people's moral compass. It's OK for adults as we can put it all together but it's not good for kids and I think we need to bring back something more family orientated like 'Leave It To Beaver' that I used to watch when I was growing up." Priscilla - who is playing the Wicked Queen in pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in London this month - is also concerned about the amount of children being raised by divorced parents. She divorced late rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley in 1973 after six years of marriage but believes kids with parents and step-parents are getting mixed moral messages. Priscilla explained: "We're in trouble. Churches are going, religious leaders are being attacked. I do think we need guidance because we're in trouble right now for not having any. It's the same with parents. When we're growing up it's our parents who we look to to give us guidance, the morals, the ethics, the standards. I find that because kids are being raised by multiple parents with the divorce rate as high as it is, everyone is thinking differently." Priscilla's daughter Lisa Marie Presley - her only child with Elvis - has been divorced three times after marriages to Danny Keough, Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage all failed. Lisa Marie now lives in East Sussex, England with her fourth husband, guitarist Michael Lockwood, their four-year-old twin girls Harper and Finley and Lisa's two children.

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  1. Mauro • December 5, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

    I agree !!!! Way to speak your mind Priscilla

  2. C-Dub • December 5, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    The Simpsons…really? Why single them out? Why not single out Family guy or American Dad or sooo many animated shows on tv now. And if she ever actually watches it, most times there is a morale..maybe she needs to explain the story to kids. Or just not let kids watch.
    Regarding morals, is she saying she shouldn’t have divorced Elvis? Everyone can look back with 20/20. At least she mentioned her own daughter who’s divorced MANY TIMES. But at least this one seems to be lasting longer. Maybe 4th time is the charm.

  3. Kelly Kennedy • December 5, 2012 @ 4:53 PM

    She should concentrate on her own life – like why is she trying to look so young. She looks like a monster and really shouldn’t be giving advice on how to raise children.
    Get over yourself, Priscilla, you were married to a star, you are now just a nobody.

  4. Sarah • December 5, 2012 @ 4:56 PM

    W-T-F!! The Simpsons is nothing compared to the other shows on TV today! Has she even seen Family Guy or American Dad?! What about Tosh.O? Every kid is watching these shows- with or without their parents permission.
    The Simpsons is a great show! Homer isn’t hurting Lisa or Maggie like Peter does to Meg. There isn’t any porn references that aren’t PG rated. Peter walks around naked for half the show on most episodes!
    The is a ton of shows that are worse than The Simpsons! It’s been on the air for over 20 years and will probably be on for another 20! We should all be thankful for that! And thankful that it won’t be cut of the air because of one persons opinion.
    Also wasn’t she dating Elvis when all the parents (including hers) were saying he wasn’t a very good role model? She was dating him and living with him while parents were trying to keep their kids from seeing Elvis shake on stage. The only difference is is that she’s the one trying to stop it.

  5. Bart • December 5, 2012 @ 8:05 PM

    This coming from someone who faked her own book to match a novel…NICE!!

  6. Olive • December 5, 2012 @ 11:43 PM

    Its called being a parent, Priscilla. I know parents who let their kids watch the Saw movie series when they were young. Hell, I know people under 14 who have seen freaking Human Centipede, why dont we ban that?! The Simpsons isnt doing much harm. Yes, Homer does strangle Bart and he drinks a lot, but he isn’t like Peter Griffin who abuses Meg every episode or Lois who sleeps around and used to do meth. There are tons of shows and movies that should not be seen by kids, but it isnt her decision if they watch them. Its the parents. My parents didnt let me or my sister watch The Simpsons until we were 11, which some would say is pretty young, and when Family guy first came on we were not allowed to watch it. Even now when we watched an recent episode of Family Guy, my sister told me she now understood why our mom didnt allow us to watch. I say that you need the parents to make those decisions. They will make the right choice for THEIR children. Just because a show that has some apparent references to sex, alcohol, and violence has a bad moral compass to one doesnt mean everyone else has that same mind set. Anyone else agree??

  7. C-Dub • December 6, 2012 @ 5:20 PM

    I wasn’t able to watch simpsons either until I was like 15.
    What’s funny about this is the side bar beside the article promoting the movie Ted! Made by the creator of Family guy and Am. Dad and Cleveland show which we all agree is worse than the Simpsons ha ha. And this movie is about a boys wish for a best friend who turns is teddy bear into real life walking talking friend who smokes and drinks and is a pervert ha ha..Right next to this article about morals from a hippocrit. OMG classic irony abounds.

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