George Takei, others note Michelle Obama’s Romulan-inspired Inauguration outfit

Thank you, Internet!

First lady Michelle Obama kicked off Inauguration Day in a Thom Browne ensemble reportedly inspired by a men’s silk tie. Or, you know, Star Trek:

Even Sulu couldn’t help but notice the Romulan influence.

George Takei wrote on Facebook, “Who wore it better? #Obamulan.”

Indeed. But libs and conservatives alike found the resemblance striking. How could they not?

It can’t be unseen. And we’re OK with that (though not as OK as this guy):

  • syvyn11

    I guess if Capt. Sulu says it is, it is so. Oh My!

  • disqus_kSLSPXG08v

    She did cut her bangs just before the big day – just saying.

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    what is worse than an expensive dress payed by tax money?
    an expensive dress payed by tax money that is badly designed.
    at least use the money wisely Michelle

    • GreenEyedGal

      No need to be wise when you’re blowing other people’s money!

  • Txgirlinnh

    Bwahahahahahaha that is the ugliest outfit EVER!!! I didn’t watch the inauguration (I would have rather gouged out my own eyes with a plastic spork) so I missed this gem. Maybe as an inaugural gift someone could get the FLOTUS a full length mirror or glasses, I’m not sure which but she definitely needs one or the other.

    • $36544368

      If you look at the photos, the belts look almost exactly alike.

  • ceemack

    So now she’s a Star Trek character? With the old hairdo, she kinda looked like a Wookie. What’s next–something from the Marvel universe, or the lizard woman from Doctor Who?

    • rinodino

      RACIST clown!!!!!! Carry on………….

      • KansasGirl

        Racist? lol

        • $36544368

          Yeah, you know how we conservatives hate the Romulans…LOL!

      • TexSizzle

        Your race card has been rejected because it is over the limit. Please submit an alternative form of payment.

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        A little self-examination IS good for the soul, davey…but we don’t judge you.

        • KansasGirl

          Absolutely, we only like our kind…bitter klinging, bible thumping, bitter old white men. lol

    • Em

      She’s really not good enough for any of THOSE labels.

  • rivers

    So actually we’ve been taken over by trekkies? Woah.

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      I wish.

  • Ronald

    Takei is hilarious!

  • DisgustedinTexas04

    Is that a wig ?If so ,why don’t people just say “Nice wig”,instead of “nice hair do”. Didn’t care for the dress. Why didn’t someone tell her before hand that it looked like a Romulan outfit? I didn’t watch the the inauguration. It was a replay of the first time around.I’m truly saddened for my country. After watching Hillary dismiss so many details about Benghazi today,I have realized there is no truth in this nation anymore.It was a love fest for the Democrats there today.

    • Brett McMicken

      they didn’t want to offend anyone who considered themselves to be romulans. we have to be considerate of other cultures, ya know.

  • DorothyGrissom

    I’m still stuck on the bangs. But at least they cover up those ridiculous painted on eyebrows.

    • TexSizzle

      Are you sure they’re painted on? /sarc

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    I think the Romulan looks less menacing.

  • ClarkFL

    Looks like a Klingon in a Romulan dress to me. She definitely doesn’t look human.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    It’s logical..To..Live long… and perspire-er, prosper…on Vulcan…Michelle.. #StarTrek XD LOL Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Ricci

    They are right, I can’t unsee it, LOL!! The real kicker is the new do contributes greatly to the Romulan air.

  • disappearing moderate

    Normally, I am not that caught up in how people dress and unfortunately, that includes me. The Romulan ensemble is one of the few smiles of this inauguration as far as I’m concerned. The bigger issue for me is why oh why does everything, and I mean everything, the FLOTUS wears has to have that high waistline. It drives me nuts.

    • OHNESA

      I have wondered the same thing. It is really not a good look on any woman over 25-ish. She is such an Amazon it looks ridiculous on her.

    • OHNESA

      I have wondered the same thing. It is really not a good look on any woman over 25-ish. She is such an Amazon it looks ridiculous on her.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    “For the first time in my life, I am proud of Romulus.”

    • Osumashi Kinyobe

      HA! Good one!

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    “For the first time in my life, I am proud of Romulus.”

  • Osumashi Kinyobe

    Now that the Romulan Star Empire is one of the dominant powers in the Alpha Quadrant, Michelle Obama, the Romulan infiltrator, thinks it’s time to flaunt it!


  • DaleVM14W

    Moosehelle does look like she’s from another planet, her brow ridges are accented also.

  • Right Wired

    That would explain EVERYTHING. Honestly.

  • drm

    Is there such a thing as plagiarism in the design world? The dress is a total rip off, even the gloves are rip offs