Showrunner Insists The Simpsons’ Didn’t Predict Diddy’s Downfall


The Simpsons’ showrunner Matt Selman has said that the show did not predict the downfall of Diddy.

US rapper Diddy has been hitting the headlines recently after CCTV footage of him assaulting his former girlfriend and singer Cassie went viral this week. 

In the video, P Diddy is wearing a towel, as he punches and kicks Cassie in an incident which took place in a hotel hallway in LA on 5 March of that year.

Diddy can also been seen shoving and dragging Cassie, and throwing a vase in her direction.

This follows a string of allegations of sexual abuse which have been made against the rapper. Allegations which he has denied.

(US rapper Diddy has received several lawsuits of sexual abuse)

“How did they know?”

Following this, an image of Diddy animated as a Simpsons character has been circulating on social media.

In the cartoon, Diddy is shown running away from police officers, while wearing a pink suit and shades.

This scene showed Diddy in a similar suit to one that he wore on the red carpet, convincing many fans online.

“The Simpsons appears to have predicted Diddy’s current situation. In an old episode. How did they know?”, the caption on TikTok reads.

The Simpsons’ Showrunner Cools Diddy Prediction Rumours

However, despite the cartoon’s reputation for predicting such events, including Donald Trump’s US presidency, writer and producer Matt Selman has dismissed the idea that The Simpsons predicted the downfall of Diddy.

“In the current era of digital misinformation, The Simpsons ‘predictions’ (or, more accurately, ‘coincidences’) have become meaningless”, Selman said.

He also added, “Any goofball can whip up an AI image based on a current event and say ‘The Simpsons predicted it!’ – and decent-but-easily-misled folks will believe it because they so very want it to be true”. 

On the show’s apparent ability to predict the future, Selman also stated that it comes down to “history” and “math”. 

“If you study history, you will be able to ‘predict’ the future because the foolishness of humanity repeats itself”, he outlined.

“If you study math, you will know that if the show makes literally tens of thousands of jokes about American society over almost 800 episodes, it would be statistically impossible not to create material that overlaps with what would later happen in real life”. 

The Simpsons’ latest series finished last week (May 19).