It’s True but He Shouldn’t Say It

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does It’s True but He Shouldn’t Say It mean?

It’s true but he shouldn’t say it refers to a memorable quote from The Simpsons, said by Marge Simpson.

Online the line has been used on reaction image macros, used prevalently in response to problematic topics, like the line Why Would You Say Something So Controversial Yet So Brave.

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What's the origin of It’s True but He Shouldn’t Say It?

“It’s true but he shouldn’t say it” originates from the Season 8 Episode 8 of The Simpsons, where marge reacts to a remark on sexism in a newscast by saying the line.

The episode first aired in the United States on December 29th, 1996.

An isolated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube by snued on April 7th, 2017.

Spread and Usage

How did It’s True but He Shouldn’t Say It spread?

Although “It’s true but he shouldn’t say it” didn’t become a viral meme, it could still be encountered online on reaction images and GIFs, mostly on sites like Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Facebook, as well as 9GAG and

Although they say Speak Truth to Power, on the internet many people share the reaction of the hero from the Scroll of Truth comic, like the rabbis of the Bible, as They Hated Jesus Because He Told the Truth.

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