“The Simpsons”predicted Twitter's new logo, "X."
Following Twitter's rebranding of its logo to "X," social media users alleged that "The Simpsons" television show had predicted this change.
The claims were shared along with an image circulating online, supposedly showing Homer Simpson's Twitter page on a smartphone screen, where a distinctive "X" shaped icon appeared at the bottom of the screen.
“No way Simpsons also predicted twitter's logo,” a user tweeted.
Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be fake.
The Circulating Image of Twitter’s Logo in ‘The Simpsons’ Is Modified
The Simpsons Wiki article uploaded the image in question about Twitter back in 2018, and it does not feature the "X" logo at the bottom of the smartphone, as claimed.
A thorough reverse-image search revealed that the image originated from "The Simpsons" TV show, specifically from Episode 21 of Season 23, titled "Ned 'N Edna's Blend."
Upon conducting a search to verify the claim that Twitter's new logo displayed in the episode,
Misbar's team discovered that the snippet of the circulating image did not show Twitter's new logo.
Kriken's World website also featured the original image in a published article about the episode.
Twitter changed the Blue Bird Logo to "X"
Twitter has undergone a rebranding, transitioning from its iconic blue bird logo to a new white "X" on a black background for its desktop version. According to Twitter's owner, Elon Musk, even the term "Tweets" will be replaced, and posts will now be referred to as "x's." As part of the rebranding, Musk updated his profile image to the new logo and added "X.com" to his Twitter bio.
Elon Musk has ambitious plans to create a "super app" called X, which represents his vision for a novel social media platform. He has been discussing this concept for several months. In a recent tweet, Musk hinted at further changes, stating, "And soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.”
Debunking “The Simpsons” So-called Predictions
Misbar has been actively debunking false claims regarding so-called "Simpsons predictions" for many years. The recent incident with the Twitter rebranding to "X" is just one among several instances where "The Simpsons" has been wrongfully described as a show that predicts the future.
Misbar's team has diligently investigated and refuted viral claims that falsely attribute predictions to "The Simpsons" over time.