Unfortunately, according to experts, the Vice President's outfit was not a reference to "The Simpsons"
Kamala Devi Harris has already made multiple histories after being sworn in as Vice President on Wednesday.
According to Vogue, Vice President Harris wore a purple dress and coat at the sworn-in ceremony by Christopher John Rogers, a young Black designer from Louisiana, which was tipped off with a custom pearl necklace by Puerto Rican designer Wilfredo Rosado,
Fans pointed out that during an episode of "The Simpsons" titled "Bart to the Future," which was broadcast in 2000, an adult Lisa Simpson is depicted as the incoming president of the United States and she seems to be wearing an almost-identical outfit to Harris, reports Insider.
"Yeah, everything that ever will be has already been on 'The Simpsons'. But this is a bit on the nose," a fan named Phil Hagen tweeted.
In the episode, Lisa Simpson is even elected following a disastrous one-term presidency by real estate tycoon Donald Trump.
Another person tweeted: "Kamala Harris really is Lisa Simpson and I'm all for it."
Unfortunately, according to experts, the Vice President's outfit was not a reference to "The Simpsons." Insider's Senior Lifestyle Reporter Anneta Konstantinides reported that purple is regarded as a sign of bipartisanship in DC, as the color combines Republican red with Democrat blue. DC-based fashion consultant Lauren Rothman told the BBC that Harris's purple dress was also a reference to the suffragette movement with the color being one of the movement's primary colors.
And The Wrap reported that the necklace Harris wore was a nod to her college sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, whose members are given badges with pearls.
However, the uncanny "Simpsons" theories didn't stop there. Last night's televised inauguration ceremony — which featured speeches from the president as well as musical performances — was hosted by Tom Hanks. And fans noticed that the legendary actor hosts a very similar event in another episode of "The Simpsons."
One person tweeted: "HOW DO THE SIMPSONS ALWAYS PREDICT THIS S---."