12 June 2020

‘The Simpsons’ fans claim show predicted beheading of Cristopher Columbus statue 30 years before it happened

The Simpsons has often made headlines for ‘predicting the future’ and fans of the show now believe they have spotted another premonition from the long-running cartoon.

In a 1990 episode titled ‘The Telltale Head’ Bart Simpson removes the head of a statue of Jebediah Springfield, the founder of the city, and viewers are adamant a statue of Christopher Columbus has now suffered the same fate 30 years later.

The real-life statue, which is situated in Boston’s North End, was this week beheaded during a Black Lives Matter protest as demonstrators took to the streets to protest following the death of George Floyd.

Following the beheading fans of the animated TV show took to social media to share their excitement at what appeared to be another Simpsons prediction.

One wrote: “The Simpsons predicted the beheading of Christopher Columbus's statue in 1990” while another added: “So the Simpsons also predicted Christopher Columbus statue being beheaded? This sh*t is getting scary.”

Other historic events ‘foretold’ by the FOX Show include Donald Trump’s Presidency and even the Coronavirus pandemic.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has revealed that the Columbus statue, which was erected in 1979, will be put into safe storage while its racial connotations and cultural significance is considered.

The move comes after a number of controversial statues around the world have been defaced or removed because of their racial history including a statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, which was thrown into the harbour due to his involvement in the slave trade.

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