Creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, announced in an interview last week that he was planning an episode in which human bile balloon, Katie Hopkins, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The ‘joke’ came after the recent revelation that The Simpsons predicted Donald Trump becoming President of the United States 16 years ago.
“We thought it would be a cool idea to poke a little fun at the UK and so we asked ourselves ‘whose the worst possible excuse for a human being to lead them?’ The answer was resoundingly Hopkins, she’s an ass hole.”
The comment, made on James Corden’s US show, immediately spurred an online petition which gained 200,000 signatures within the first 30 seconds of it being published and is now believed to have been signed by every man, woman, child and baby in the UK.
The petitions creator, Mick Rose, said;
“The Simpsons creators did not predict Donald Trump’s Presidency, they merely did a funny gag about an egotistical maniac being the President.
Unfortunately said egotistical maniac saw it and being an egotistical maniac thought ‘Yeah! They’re right! I could be the president!’. So no, The Simpsons creators didn’t predict it, they fucking caused it. I’m not prepared to let the same thing happen over here.”