The Simpsons fans say the show predicted that Bad Bunny would destroy fans’ phones. This week, the beloved pop singer had an interaction with a fan that caused the cell phone in question to fade into obscurity. Bad Bunny was approached by the individual and threw that device into a nearby waterway. With so much fame comes a surprising amount of attention. In the “Te Deseo Lo Mejor” video, the megastar hits Spingfield and helps Homer get into Marge’s favor by destroying his phone. So life imitates art. But this is much less direct than some of the other recent moments that fans have claimed predicted the future. Watch the clip of The Simpsons itself below!
Bad Bunny released a statement about the incident, explaining himself saying, “The people who come up to me to say hello, tell me something or just meet me will always get my attention and respect. Those who come to put If I get the phone in my face, I’ll take it for what it is, a disrespect, and I’ll treat it the same way.”
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Does The Simpsons actually predict the future?
Simpsons showrunners and writers have been asked for years about the show’s predictive qualities. It’s been a bit of a running joke on the internet and is only getting louder as real life resembles fiction. For Bill Oakley, it’s kind of ridiculous. He doesn’t like people arguing about it in bad faith. For him, the whole practice is more rooted in the idea that history so often echoes itself. The creative had a long talk about it with The Hollywood Reporter a few years ago.
“I don’t like it being used for nefarious purposes,” Oakley said. “The idea of someone misusing it to make the coronavirus look like an Asian conspiracy is appalling. In terms of trying to blame Asia, I think that’s rude. 1968. It was just a quick joke about how the flu got here.”
“It was absurd that someone could cough in the box and the virus would survive in the box for six to eight weeks,” he explained. “It’s cartoonish. We deliberately made it cartoonish because we wanted it to be silly and not scary, and not carry any of these bad associations. That’s why the virus acted like a cartoon character and behaved in extremely unrealistic ways.”
“There are very few instances where The Simpsons predicted anything,” Oakley continued. “It’s mostly a coincidence because the episodes are so old that history repeats itself. Most of these episodes are based on things that happened in the 60s, 70s or 80s that we knew about.”
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