The Simpsons: Bart dismisses rumours that Marge and Homer are breaking up

Executive producer says he never said they were going to leave each other

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Rumours that Homer and Marge Simpson are breaking up next season have run rampant on the internet after executive producer Al Jean announced the pair would legally separate due to Homer’s narcolepsy.

As you may have expected, the news has not set well with their son Bart Simpson who has taken to the chalk board to tell the world his parents aren’t breaking up.

In a Tweet sent out by the official Simpsons account, the 10-year-old can be seen writing “Homer and Marge are not breaking up” over and over again while grimacing.

Now the perpetrator of the rumours, Jean, has also dismissed the break-up, writing on Twitter: “I DIDN'T SAY Homer and Marge are breaking up I said they are BIGGER THAN JESUS.”

Many fans were infuriated that their favourite cartoon couple were breaking up, with one journalist writing an article with the sub-headline: “Will the phenomenon of small-screen schlubs neglecting the women they barely deserve never end?”

Jean has now tweeted out the article, writing alongside it: “Extremely thoughtful review of episode no one, including reviewer, had seen.”

The original quote, which looks to have possibly been taken out of context, reads: "In the premiere it's discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it's an incredible strain on the marriage. Homer and Marge legally separate and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who's voiced by Lena Dunham."

Other revelations saw Jean confirm that Homer will be voting in the Presidential election and reunited with his beloved Spider Pig.

It was revealed last weekend that Sideshow Bob will fulfil his lifelong ambition to kill Bart Simpson in the Halloween episode. Fortunately, Bart will be resurrected, and there will be a special storyline based on Oscar-winning movie Boyhood.

Kelsey Grammer voices criminal mastermind Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons

"We have an episode based on the film Boyhood," Jean said. "It's a flashback/flashforward about Bart. We go to various points in his life and his life to come which I think came out really well."