Did ‘The Simpsons’ predict Donald Trump's Twitter ban? These viral photos from sitcom will leave you shocked
In no time, a number of pictures from ‘The Simpsons’ stirred much intrigue and excitement. Turns out they had predicted it long back!
“Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge...” Lao Tzu, a sixth-century BC Chinese poet's wise words from a long time ago seem to have come true — not once but many times.
‘The Simpsons’ predictions are perhaps the most bewildering! Once again, the animated sitcom created by Matt Groening — featuring the Simpson family, including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie — has astonished viewers. A snippet from one of its old episodes surfaced on Twitter moments after the shocking suspension of Donald Trump from the micro-blogging site was announced.
Trump's personal account, @realDonaldTrump, and the @TeamTrump campaign account were suspended following the Capitol violence. In an official statement, the company said, “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Soon, hashtags like #TrumpBanned and #ThankYouTwitter started circulating. Not one to give up, he soon tweeted from @POTUS and wrote, “I predicted this would happen. We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED!”
He also added, “Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely.”
In no time, a number of pictures from ‘The Simpsons’ stirred much intrigue and excitement. Turns out they had predicted it long back.
“It was a great decision by the Simpsons producers to hire Mystic Meg as a storyline consultant. Turns out they predicted Trump being banned by Twitter in this old episode. Sharing the same photo,” another Twitter user posted, “Remember when the Simpsons predicted Donald Trump sitting in his bed wondering why his Twitter account is permanently banned #TrumpBanned.”
It was a great decision by the Simpsons producers to hire Mystic Meg as a storyline consultant. Turns out they predicted Trump being banned by Twitter in this old episode. pic.twitter.com/zNapg61Kqh— Brendan O'Sullivan (@ImtaBrendan) January 9, 2021
One user wrote, “Oh my after Trump was banned, I’ve been waiting for someone to tweet this scene from an iconic “The Simpsons”. Happy Friday everybody and Gawdbless @ditzkoff. #MaskUp.” A fourth went on to say, “Trump being banned from Twitter reminds me of when Bart Simpson was banned from The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop.”
Trump being banned from Twitter reminds me of when Bart Simpson was banned from The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. https://t.co/d64ISILszR— Sam Valley (@SamValley) January 9, 2021
Sketching out how the 74-year-old might come back, one Twitter user posted, “This is how Donald Trump is going to return to social media: 'Mr Pmurt' The Simpsons predicted it.”
These tweets come in the wake of the viral news about how the sitcom predicted the Capitol Hill riots. In a 1996 episode — titled ‘The Day The Violence Died’ — a riot was the focus of the storyline as a number of characters stormed into the Capitol with bombs and guns. The act happens after a constitutional amendment tries to ban flag burning.
“I have seen the future and it is very much like the present, only longer...” These words ring in your ears and the irony makes you wonder whether they actually know what will happen. Have ‘The Simpsons’ makers and writers actually seen the future? We might never know, will we?