As photos and videos of the unprecedented US Capitol violence trended on social media, several netizens claimed that such a situation may have already been predicted by The Simpsons. On Wednesday, thousands of angry supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with the police, which resulted in the death of at least four people including a woman.
Many users noted how the violence was predicted in season 7 of the series in episode 18 called ‘The Day the Violence Died’. Notably, the video shows characters storming the Capitol holding guns, and even bombs. In the particular episode, Krusty the Clown presents ‘I’m an Amendment to Be’, depicting a Constitutional Amendment’s attempt to ban flag burning.
Another image from the 31st Halloween special episode ‘Treehouse of Horror XXXI’ shows a cartoon version of Homer Simpson sitting on the roof of a house, with a gun in hand awhile everything is on fire around him. The picture has the date January 20, 2021 written on it.
January 20, 2021 is the official date for the inauguration of the new US President, Joe Biden. Is another violent incident on the cards?