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Sorry, conspiracy theory fans: ‘The Simpsons’ didn’t actually predict the date of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, according to fact-checkers.
The false claim that the cartoon show – legendary for its chilling speculations – predicted the death of the Queen has been the subject of dozens of fake and scammer videos that have gone viral on TikTok and other platforms.
in one change Tik Tok video – which currently has more than 26 million views – shows a cartoon version of Queen Elizabeth II lying in a coffin beneath a plaque reading “Elizabeth II: 1926-2022”. The clip also shows a poster, overlaid in the background of actual footage from “The Simpsons,” showing the date September 8, 2022, the day the Queen died.
Since the Queen’s death, videos containing a fake image of her lying in a coffin have been circulating on TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and other places, usually with captions that incorrectly say “The Simpsons” predicted the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “The Simpsons did it again,” says one TikTok video that has garnered over 16 million views.
But no episode of The Simpsons has ever included the dates of the Queen’s death, according to fact-checking organizations including PolitiFact And the bullet stories. A previous hoax used a similar photo of Donald Trump lying in a coffin to falsely claim that the series had predicted his death from COVID.
The Queen has appeared as a character on The Simpsons six times, according to Wiki Simpson sponsored by fans location, including in the 2003 episode “The Regina Monologues” from Season 15 where the King’s chariot is terminated by Homer (In the picture above).
Famous for “The Simpsons” she has Expect other major events. In the 2000 episode, the series included a joke that Donald Trump would become President of the United States. And in 1998, The Simpsons predicted Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, nearly two decades before the Mouse House took over 21st Century Fox (and then rebranded the popular show on Disney+).
Meanwhile, other claims debunked about “The Simpsons” predicting the future include that show COVID pandemic predicted The fatal tragedy Travis Scott Astroworld Festival Last year in Houston, according to the fact-checking website Snopes.
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