The Simpsons writers must have a crystal ball because it's been pretty spot on when it comes to predicting current events, especially when it comes to Donald Trump's presidency!
People online are comparing environmental activist Greta Thunberg to the likes of Lisa Simpson.
Greta Thunberg, from Sweden, recently spoke at the UN Climate Action Summit last Monday about how the committee's lack of action will cause problems for future generations. Thunberg stated, 'People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!'
Like Lisa Simpson, who is also an environmental activist, Greta Thunberg may be following in the same footsteps as her cartoon counterpart, intentionally or not.
Simpsons writer Dan Greaney stated to Hollywood Reporter that 16 years ago, 'It was a warning to America. That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane.'
The creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening told The Guardian that, 'We predicted that he would be president back in 2000 — but [Trump] was of course the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of at the time, and that's still true. It's beyond satire.'