Social media has been flooded with videos and memes stating that “The Simpsons” predicted the exact day that Queen Elizabeth II would die, but fact-checkers have dismissed the claims.
The hit animated show is legendary for its eerily prescient prognostications over its 34-season run. In one episode in 2000, the series included a joke Donald Trump made about becoming president of the U.S. In 2005, one of its main characters travels to Canada to find out cannabis has been legalized. In 1998, the show foretold Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
So when images and videos began circulating on various social media platforms stating that “The Simpsons” predicted Queen Elizabeth II’s Sept. 8 death, people believed it.
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