For less than a month, Elon Musk has officially been the owner of Twitter, which he has literally turned inside out with a series of more or less controversial decisions. However, the Simpsons may have predicted the operation…seven years ago!
The suggestion came directly from the new CEO on his official account, where he also spoke a few hours ago about Donald Trump’s return to Twitter. The affected episode aired seven years ago and is the twelfth episode of the 26th season of the popular cartoon.
Entitled “The Musk Who Fell to Earth”, the episode sees Elon Musk and Homer Simpson collaborate in a project to revolutionize the Springfield nuclear power plant. Mr. Burns, the historic owner of the plant, does everything to get rid of Musk after this, according to him, would have gone too far.
The theory rests on the fact that just like in the Simpsons episode, many feel that Musk has gone too far with Twitter. In the episode we also see mass layoffs for Homer Simpson’s colleagues during Musk’s visit, a clear analogy with the personnel cuts decided on the social platform.
Some critics have described the installment as “more like a love letter to Musk than an actual Simpsons episode“.
In short, the theory is very forced (like many of those related to the alleged predictions of the Simpsons), but Musk wasted no time in taking it up again.