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Melissa’s Blog

Melissa’s Blog

BURBANK, CA - JULY 17: Actors dressed as the characters from the long-running television cartoon series "The Simpson" pose at the unveiling of Jet Blue's "Simpson's" themed airplane at the Burbank Airport on July 17, 2007 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Did The Simpsons predict Diddy’s downfall? In case you’ve been living under a rock, Diddy has been going through some rather tough times lately. He had been faced with a lawsuit by his ex girlfriend, Cassie Ventura, for sexual assault among other allegations. That lawsuit was settled almost immediately. Since then, Diddy has become the subject of several other lawsuits that are sexual in nature. Not to mention, a very damaging video was released last Friday showing Diddy physically assaulting his ex girlfriend Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel. So did The Simpsons predict Diddy’s downfall?

Viral image shows Diddy Simpsons character

An image has been circulating social media in the past 24 hours showing a Diddy character, presumably from a previous episode, fleeing police in a pink suit. The pink suit was directly taken from a time Diddy appeared on a red carpet. However, the cartoon’s cartoon’s ,Matt Selman, says the image is an AI fake. Selman told TMZ “In the current era of digital misinformation, The Simpsons ‘predictions’ (or, more accurately, ‘coincidences’) have become meaningless. Any goofball can whip up an AI image based on a current event and say ‘The Simpsons predicted it!’

The Simpsons DID predict the future many times

So maybe this time we were duped. However, there have been several times The Simpsons has nailed a future prediction. When it comes to celebrities, there have been several situations depicted on the show that have come to fruition. We will take a look at some of the more high profile celebrity predictions the show actually got right.

  • Lisa Simpson predicts Donald Trump's presidency

    Lisa became president of the United States. In the clip, she mentions “We inherited quite the budget crunch from President Trump.” Obviously this was a foreshadowing of a Trump presidency.

  • The Simpsons predicts Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance

    Many considered this episode one of the worst in the show’s history. The name of the show was “Lisa Goes Gaga” and showed Gaga visiting Springfield. During the show many of Gaga’s costumes during her performance resembled some of those she wore during her Super Bowl performance in 2017. 

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' Election

    This was actually in a short from the show titled “West Wing Story” – Special Short (2019).  Now the exact scene didn’t happen in real life however, much of the short depicts some recent political times.

  • Siegfried & Roy Tiger Attack

    In the episode: $pringfield, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling, Mr. Burns wants to bring Vegas to Springfield. Performers Gunter and Ernst are introduced. They bear a strong resemblance to Siegfried & Roy. Their tiger ends up attacking them.

  • The Apple Vision Pro

    This episode was from 2016. It was titled “Friends and Family” – Season 28, Episode 2.  Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons to become his virtual family. Later in the episode, the town of Springfield is seen wearing VR headsets.

  • Malfunctioning voter machines

    This episode was from 2008. It was titled “Treehouse of Horror XIX” – Season 20, Episode 4.  The scene shows Homer voting for Obama in a booth.  However the vote seemed to have been tallied for John McCain.

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