Barbara Bush's letter to Marge Simpson revealed after former First Lady's death

Apr 20, 2018
02:35 P.M.
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The show has been popular among for almost 3 decades already, but one former first lady took exception to it when it first started. 


Barbara Bush passed away on April 17, and shortly afterwards, The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean revealed that the former first lady had written a letter to Marge Simpson many years ago. 

As reported by Hollywood Reporter, when The Simpsons first aired, Bush was heard calling it "the dumbest thing I've ever seen" in an interview. 

Bush was not alone in these feelings, as her husband, former President George H.W. Bush had also made well known his disapproval of the cartoon. 


But fortunately, there was someone who could change Bush's mind. Marge Simpson wrote a letter to the first lady, explaining that she was deeply hurt by her sentiments, and hoped they could resolve the issue. 

"I always believed in my heart that we had a great deal in common. I hope there is some way out of this controversy," Marge wrote. 


Now, after Bush's death at the age of 92, Jean revealed that she had actually responded to Marge with a letter of her own. 

"How kind of you to write. I am glad you spoke your mind; I foolishly didn't know you had one," Bush opened her letter. 


She continued by saying that she was looking at a cup with Marge on it, in which she appeared to have little pink birds peeking out of her hair while she and her family were on a camping holiday. 

"It is a nice family scene. Clearly you are setting a good example for the rest of the country," she wrote. 

She asked for Marge's forgiveness for her quick tongue, and even added that Marge's husband, Homer, seemed to be handsome!