Homer Simpson is not only a globally recognized and extremely popular hero who loves beer, TV, and his wife Marge, no, he’s also a representation of America’s middle class. His adventures gave him several job opportunities, from being a mall santa, a carny, or even a CEO of a more or less huge company. If you look into Homer’s face, you also look at yourself.
“Homer has all the trappings of a stereotypical working-class American”, Zachary Crockett writes over at VOX. “He lives in a modest home in the suburbs with his wife and three children. He works a factory job while his wife Marge tends to the children and cooks. He is not a college graduate. He drinks beer, loves to grill, and wears a white polo shirt with blue jeans.” Well, so far, so good.
“While Homer’s income has seen erratic fluctuation not typical of the average American worker, there is no upward trend in his average yearly earnings“, Zachary goes on. “In other words, despite a few successes here and there, he has stagnated. Homer Simpson has gone nowhere in the past 27 years — and the same could be said of actual middle-class Americans.”
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