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The Simpsons to air historic LGBTQ+ storyline featuring gay character Smithers

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Much-loved animated comedy, The Simpsons, is set to air a historic storyline that will see Waylon Smithers enter his first on-screen gay relationship since the character came out on the show in 2016.

Smithers, who is Mr Burns’ longtime assistant, will start a romance with billionaire fashion mogul, Michael De Graff, in an episode entitled ‘Portrait Of A Lackey On Fire’.The episode is due to come out on November 21, with the synopsis reading: “Smithers finds true love with a famous fashion designer, but will his new relationship destroy Springfield?”The groundbreaking storyline has been penned by series writer Rob LaZebnik along with his gay son Johnny, who was the inspiration behind Smithers’ coming out in 2016.

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