The Instagram team introduced a new application Threads recently for sharing text updates and joining public conversations. An image of the Simpsons animation character is shared to claim that it already predicted the Threads mobile application as the Threads logo is seen in the animation character’s ear in the viral image. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
What is the truth?
When searching for the Threads logo we found it featured on The New York Times site in an article titled ‘What is the Threads logo supposed to look like’ published on July 7. Multiple other links also resulted in displaying the Threads symbol.
When reverse searching the viral image with Google Lens, we found multiple links carrying the image of Simpsons character. The character is identified as Homer Simpson from ‘The Simpsons’, a popular American animation series.
When checking the image of Homer Simpson’s character on the ‘Hero Fandom’ website, we did not find the Threads logo on his ear. Further, we checked the image of the character on other pages also. None of the original images of the Homer Simpson character has something like the Threads logo on its ear. The viral image is found to be photoshopped.
Recently it was claimed that the animation series ‘The Simpsons’ predicted the fall of Silicon Valley Bank by sharing an edited image. Youturn fact-checked and published an article on the same.
Youturn also fact-checked multiple other false claims circulated earlier that the Simpsons predicted so many things including the Ebola virus, Trump becoming the President of the US and Trump visiting Saudi Arabia.
It is found that a photoshopped image of the Homer Simpson character is shared to falsely claim that the Threads app was predicted long back by The Simpsons animated series.