The American adult cartoon, The Simpsons, has done it again and predicted the most recent event to take place in Japan.
As Japanese Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio posted a video of himself eating fish caught from controversial treated water from Fukushima, many on social media took notice that a similar scene was shown on the infamous Simpsons cartoon.
An episode, which aired in 1990, titled ‘Two Cars In Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish’ portrayed satire of the political world.
The episode starts with Bart catching a three-eyed fish in a river near Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, which triggers a safety inspection of the plant.
Mr. Burns, owner of the plant, then fails to bribe the inspectors, and despairs over the $56 million he needs to spend to make the place safe.
Main character Homer then provides the plant owner with a key idea: “If you were governor, you could decide what’s safe and what isn’t.” Mr. Burns then decides to run for office.
He then runs a TV campaign in which he claimed that the fish was a “miracle of nature,” to subdue any criticisms.
In the most climactic scene, Mr. Burns poses for a photo-op dinner with the Simpsons. Homer’s wife, Marge, serves Mr. Burns the three-eyed fish from the nuclear wastewater, as he panics on whether to eat it or not.
Many social media users pointed out the similarities between Mr. Burns and Kishida’s fish-eating scenes.
On Aug. 31, Kishida and three of his ministers sat in front of cameras in the PM’s Tokyo office for a meal, which he called “safe and delicious” fish. It consisted of sashimi of flounder, octopus and sea bass from Fukushima’s waters.
“This is very good,” Kishida told the cameras.
Tensions have been rising in the region, as China and Hong Kong banned all seafood imports from Japan last week.