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A Fake Viral Image Claims "The Simpsons" Predicted Trump's Death In Office

The image of Trump in a coffin is definitely a fake.

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A viral image that appears to show a Simpsons version of Donald Trump inside a coffin at his funeral is a total fake.

The image has been shared widely on social media, with many claiming that The Simpsons is predicting Trump's death in office. But the animated show has never aired an episode with such a storyline.

As Snopes first reported, the fake image was picked up in Spanish-language media, where the rumor about Trump's death on the show has been disseminated to millions. It is also spreading on the English web.

The image itself appears to have originated on 4chan, according to the Mexican YouTube channel Badabun. There's also no evidence that the Huffington Post ever ran a story on it, despite the watermark on the image.

The fake image has fooled many people into thinking The Simpsons actually featured Trump's death in an episode.

The Simpsons are the illuminati they predict everything right fuck they recently predicted Trump's Death in an episode

The Simpsons predicting Donald Trump's death 🤔

The hoax is also getting attention because of (sketchy) claims that the show has predicted many other things that came true.

So the Simpsons predicted that Donald Trump gonna Die and they haven't been wrong On predictions

This conspiratorial video says that Trump's apparent death on the show is the "most creepy" prediction yet.

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The video has been viewed more than 25,000 times and bolsters its argument with previous examples of the show "predicting" future events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Many such examples of the show's eerie predictive power fall apart under closer scrutiny, though, and it's worth taking them with a big grain of salt. The image of Trump's death on The Simpsons is another hoax.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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