The Simpsons “Call Out” Disney For Tweet
You knew it was coming. The Simpsons, now under the same corporate roof as the rest of Disney’s formidable IP list, were watching as The Mouse humble-bragged earlier this week:
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 19, 2019
The Simpsons responded with:
Worst. Corporate Twitter stunt. Ever. pic.twitter.com/EK4KfVGTKX
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) August 19, 2019
ComicBook.com provided the commentary:
Of course, The Simpsons is now owned by Disney as part of the Disney-Fox merger, but that hasn’t stopped the show’s creative team and/or social media managers from having some good fun at their corporate overlords’ expense. Then again, it wouldn’t be at all surprising to learn that there’s one person or small team of people all sitting in the same room running these accounts in tandem, and that any perceived resistance from one branch, is actually just the Disney providing an illusion of freedom.
Fair enough, but it was still pretty funny. Especially since a whole lot of people wondered whether being “Disney” might dull the Simpsons edge.
However, it still freaks me out that Bart Simpson and Mickey Mouse are now cousins (by marriage).
But what do you think? Do you think The Simpsons are freely trolling Disney’s official accounts or was it a planned stunt with a meta-commentary? Let us know in the comments.