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'The Simpsons' Uses Final Moments Of Season Premiere To Ask People To Support Puerto Rico

'The Simpsons' Uses Final Moments Of Season Premiere To Ask People To Support Puerto Rico

The Simpsons is back for its 29th year and has used the final moments of its season premiere to urge viewers to donate to those affected by the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

The episode was a Game of Thrones spoof, called 'The Serfsons' and featured GoT actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Set in medieval times, the story saw Marge's mum being turned into an Ice Walker, forcing Lisa to use illegal magic to help pay for a cure.

Although the episode was bizarre, even by The Simpsons usual standards, the show's creators used the last few seconds to make a poignant plea to viewers to donate to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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The image showed the residents of Springfield gathered together, pulling stern faces, while Marge holds a sign saying UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) and Homer, Bart and Maggie hold up a Puerto Rican flag.

At the front of the image, Lisa is stood with a tear running down her cheek.

This was followed up with a post from the show's official Twitter account, showing the same image and listing a number of charities that are currently accepting donations to help in Puerto Rico, including Save the Children and UNICEFUSA.

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Credit: Fox/The Simpsons

President Trump's administration has been criticised over the way its handled relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, made a public plea for federal aid, slating the slow response from the administration.

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Cruz said: "We are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy."


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Trump responded to the criticism via his Twitter account where he blamed many of the country's problems on 'poor leadership' and claimed that the leaders 'want everything done for them'.

Source: NBC News

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Featured Image Credit: Fox/The Simpsons/Twitter

Topics: hurricane, Puerto Rico, Donald Trump, US

Claire Reid

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