The Simpsons have created a great episode in which Mr Burns visits his Alma Mater, Yale University and he runs headlong into a PC quagmire. He wants to give the school an endowment for nuclear research and it’s all downhill from that point on.
The Simpsons hilariously mocked sensitive college students, colloquially known as “social justice warriors,” in an episode earlier this month.
The episode shows longtime character Mr. Burns returning to his alma mater, Yale University, to donate money and “endow a department of nuclear plant management.”
However, two university staff walking with Mr. Burns inform him the school can’t associate itself with anything nuclear.
“Of course, we can’t do nuclear,” one of the staff members says. “You’d be creating a space for violence to happen. Hmm. How about funding a chair in the non-narrative cinema of self-identified pansexuals?”
“Our students are highly-entitled wusses,” adds the other.
“But with an issue as hetero-patriarchal as nuclear power, we’ll have to hire multi-cultural empathizers, build a new safe space,” they continue, before being interrupted by a small group of students who demand the university establishes anti-nuclear curriculum.
“What’s happened to this place?” Mr. Burns says emphatically before pointing to one of the students. “This is the home of ruthless media disruptor Samuel F. B. Morse. Who is his successor? That fellow?”
“Fellow? That word is cis-gender normative, okay? You’re worse than Hitler!” the student says back.