‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Florida Parents’ Outrage Over Michelangelo’s David Back in 1990

Time and time again The Simpsons‘ relevance to real-life events never fails to shock viewers, and this week, it’s happened again.

This time, it’s involving Michelangelo’s David.

A principal at a charter school in Tallahassee, Florida, was forced to resign last week, after parents complained about a Renaissance art lesson that involved Michelangelo’s iconic, unclothed David statue.

One parent even called it “pornographic.”

Where have you seen this before you ask? Well, Simpsons’ fans have realized that situation is eerily similar to a 1990 episode of “The Simpsons” titled “Itchy & Scratchy & Marge.”

The episode focuses on getting the cartoon ‘Itchy & Scratchy’ to remove violence from their show. Marge then forms an activist group together called Springfieldians for Nonviolence, Understanding and Helping to petition the creators of the show to listen to their demands.

Members of the organization later ask her to also lead a petition “against this abomination” that is the statue of David after it arrives in Springfield, as they feel he “graphically portrays parts of the human body which, practical as they may be, are evil.”

However, Marge then does a whole 180 on her stance on censorship. Instead, she becomes a champion for free expression, even defending Michelangelo’s David.

After the events in Florida last week, fans of the show soon realised the similarities between the episode and real life, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.

”The Simpsons predict everything,” one user proclaimed.

Another chimed in with, ”They always anticipate what will happen in the future!”

A third user agreed, saying ”That episode came right to my mind, too!” in reply too the original tweet.

Have you seen the episode? What do you think?

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