The Simpsons predicted… well, just about everything. Trump, Brexit, and now some fans seem to think it predicted the Astroworld tragedy.
The prediction comes from Season 15, Episode 8, when Marge tries to get into a music festival that seems to have too many people attending.
The character then voices her concerns about the number of people entering the festival.
— Arifur® (@ArifurFC) November 7, 2021
But that’s not just it. Fans have also pointed out that a piece of Simpsons artwork made by @liamayson in 2018.
The artwork is depicts The Simpsons on the cover of the Travis Scott album ASTROWORLD, but was never used on the show.
But they’re not finished there.
The final comparison was from a 1992 episode of The Simpsons in which Homer holds up a copy of the fake newspaper World Weekly News. Take a look at the cover, and then compare it to the Scott promotional artwork that went viral before Astroworld.
Make of that what you will.
Meanwhile, the police chief investigating the Astroworld tragedy has pointed the finger at Travis Scott for not stopping his performance when it was clear there was an emergency situation.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner gave an update on the investigation, during which he said the show should have been paused while the crowd surge was dealt with.
Finner told the media:
“Absolutely. Everybody at that event has a responsibility, starting from the artist… down.”
“At one point, there was an ambulance that was trying to make its way through the crowd. And he’s got, the artist has, command of that crowd.
“The artist, if he notices something that’s going on, he can certainly pause that performance, turn on the lights and say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to continue until this thing is resolved.'”
— Drama For The Girls (@dramaforthegirl) November 10, 2021
Finner also confirmed that initial suspicions that a security guard was pricked in the neck with a needle are not true, and that after speaking to the guard, it appears he was just struck on the head.
HPD Chief Troy Finner retracts previous statement that a security guard was injected with drugs the night of the Astroworld Festival. Finner says the security guard’s story is inconsistent with that statement. pic.twitter.com/OJjmxV4q61
— KTSU2News (@Ktsu2N) November 11, 2021
The police chief was also asked whether he can investigate the case ‘fairly’ after admitting to meeting with Scott twice before the concert.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner clarified reports that he has a ‘relationship’ with Travis Scott as some call for an independent investigation into Astroworld Festival pic.twitter.com/ltmYGx7k78
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 11, 2021