In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding a Simpsons GIF featuring Lisa Simpson naked and the caption “It’s a lot of fun to watch a girl being made to masturbate,” many have been wondering if Lisa Simpson’s naked gif has a hidden meaning behind it.
The Simpsons creator, Matt Groening, has been vocal about the meme’s meaning, saying that it was intended to be “fun for all.”
He continued: “If it was just fun for me and my buddies to watch, then fine.
But if you’re like, ‘I think it’s important for the Simpsons to have a girl naked in it,'” Groening said, “then it’s really not a very good thing.”
Groening also spoke about how the meme “really has been very influential in my career, and the way that we’re able to create things that are really, really powerful and relevant and interesting, and have them really work, is just by doing it with a girl.”
He added that it’s not a matter of trying to appeal to a particular demographic, but rather, it’s about making the characters feel alive.
Groening was a co-creator of the animated series, The Simpsons, and wrote the first season of the series.
He’s also been active in the world of politics, donating millions of dollars to charities and organizations that work to prevent bullying and violence against people with disabilities.
His daughter, Jaden, is also a comedian, and he is currently writing a memoir.
He told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that the Simpsons is a show that he believes everyone can enjoy.
“I’m sure we’re gonna see a lot more people enjoying it in the future,” he said.
“It is a wonderful show.
It is a comedy show.
But the fact that it has that message is the biggest thing.”
He also told EW that the show has “totally transformed our lives.”
Groen told EW, “I don’t think there’s any one reason why people watch the show, but we are, and I think there is a really great reason that the character of Lisa Simpson is a part of the American consciousness.”
Lisa Simpson in a nude image by Matt Groen from The Simpsons Season 3.
Image via Matt Groens Facebook page.