The Simpsons predicted parents being outraged over 'pornographic' Michelangelo masterpiece David
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Yet again The Simpsons have seemly predicted the future after Florida parents reacted angrily to their children being shown Michelangelo's statue of David.
In fact, the prudish parents were so enraged at their kids seeing the anatomically accurate statue that they forced the principal to resign.
In an eerie coincidence, a very similar scene was depicted in the second season of The Simpsons.
It’s not the first time the beloved cartoon has ‘predicted’ the future, with many fans claiming that the primetime show even foreshadowed the Covid-19 pandemic.
Having aired since 1989, the series has gained a reputation for its strange parallels to real-life events and the creators have had to speak about the recurring bizarre coincidences.
Showrunner Matt Selman even joked that it was their ‘greatest creative challenge’ and added that they wanted the show to ‘say something new about the outside world’.
While producers say it’s due to the creative writing, few of us would have predicted the outrage surrounding art class.
However, The Simpsons seemingly did with the season two episode 'Itchy & Scratchy & Marge'.
In the much-loved episode, matriarch Marge Simpson tries to censor the violent cartoon after seeing the effect it has on her kids.
Having gained public support for her cause, the show is promptly taken off the air - much to the horror of Bart and Lisa.
Nevertheless, the mum-of-three only sees the error of her ways when her former supporters turn on Michelangelo's masterpiece.
During a TV interview, she even urges others to see the artwork in person and tells viewers: “I think everyone in Springfield should see it.”
Thankfully, Marge rethinks her stance on censorship and the cartoon eventually reappears.
Sadly, the same can’t be said for the Florida parents.
Parents with children at the Tallahassee Classical School reacted angrily to their kids being shown an image of the masterpiece.
Many condemned the school for not sending a note prior to the class, which resulted in the resignation of principal Hope Carrasquilla.
In an interview with Slate magazine, the school board’s chairman spoke about the controversy and said parents’ rights ‘trumps’ teachers' ideas about what's best.
Mr Bishop told the publication: “Parents are entitled to know anytime their child is being taught a controversial topic and picture.
"Teachers are the experts? Teachers have all the knowledge? Are you kidding me? I know lots of teachers that are very good, but to suggest they are the authorities, you’re on better drugs than me."
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