The Texas senator, 50, is going through fierce backlash for fleeing his house state and touring to Cancun together with his household throughout a lethal winter storm that left hundreds of thousands with out energy and water in arctic temperatures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social media customers have been fast to level out that the controversy is eerily just like a plotline in The Simpson’s episode ‘Marge in Chains,’ which aired again in 1993.
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Coincidence? Followers of The Simpsons consider the present predicted his controversial journey to Mexico. The Texas senator (L) is being in comparison with the cartoon’s Mayor Joe Quimby (R)
Tone-deaf: Cruz, 50, is going through fierce backlash for fleeing his house state of Texas and touring to Cancun together with his household on Wednesday (pictured) throughout a lethal winter storm
Within the episode, a virus known as the ‘Osaka Flu’ spreads all through Springfield after residents order juicers from Japan, and very similar to Cruz, Mayor Joe Quimby skips city.
Throughout a press convention, the fictional mayor claims he has canceled his trip to assist with the pandemic, however it’s revealed he is truly within the Bahamas.
Quimby is filming the tv deal with on the seashore in entrance of an workplace set sporting the highest half of his swimsuit and swim trunks.
Followers of The Simpsons have been taking to Twitter to publish clips and photographs of Mayor Quimby caught in his swim trunks to roast Cruz.
See the similarities? In a 1993 episode of The Simpsons, Mayor Joe claims he has canceled his trip to assist with a pandemic that has struck Springfield, however he is truly within the Bahamas
He is again: Cruz (pictured leaving Cancun Worldwide Airport) returned the Houston on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of Texans have been left with out energy and water in arctic temperatures
‘The Simpsons have completed it once more,’ one particular person commented, whereas one other added: ‘Rattling the Simpsons even bought Ted Cruz.
‘Certainly this has been stated, however not abandoning your constituents to take a tropical trip is such a comically low bar that it is actually a Simpsons gag,’ tweeted podcaster Jesse Brenneman.
As for Cruz, he landed again in Houston on Thursday afternoon and stated he ‘regrets’ flying to Cancun in the course of the state’s power disaster for a trip however insisted he was ‘simply attempting to be a dad.’
Cruz enraged his state by fleeing within the midst of the worst snow storms to hit in a long time, with the ability failing for hundreds of thousands, and folks left freezing within the subzero temperatures.
Did it once more! Followers of The Simpsons have been taking to Twitter to publish clips of Mayor Quimby in his swim trunks to roast Cruz, insisting the present predicted the scandal
The lawmaker claimed that his 10 and 12-year-old daughters requested him on Wednesday in the event that they go might go on trip to Mexico with their associates, so he and his spouse boarded a aircraft hours later.
‘It was clearly a mistake and in hindsight I would not have completed it,’ he stated, talking on arrival at house in Houston. ‘I used to be attempting to be a dad.
‘And all of us have made selections… once you’ve bought two ladies who’ve been chilly for 2 days, and have not had warmth or energy, and they’re saying: “Look, we do not have faculty, why do not we go, let’s get out of right here.”
‘I believe there are a variety of mother and father that’d be like, if I can do that, nice.’
Regrettable resolution: Cruz, talking at house in Texas on Thursday afternoon, admitted he made a mistake in flying to Cancun amid the storms
The Simpsons has lengthy been thought-about a cartoon Nostradamus of types as many consider it has predicted the longer term on quite a few events.
The ‘Marge in Chains’ episode of the present can be considered a forecast of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the current Cruz affiliation turning into an added bonus.
The Simpsons additionally predicated the Ebola disaster again in 1997 and a Donald Trump presidency in 2000.
Extra lately, viewers turned satisfied that the present had known as Kamala Harris’s vice presidency 20 years in the past.
When Harris donned a purple swimsuit and pearls to the inauguration final month, folks identified that the outfit was equivalent to the one Lisa Simpson wore when she turned president in an episode from 2000.