Fans point out that the purple suit and pearls worn by VP at inauguration are identical to the outfit worn by Lisa in an episode aired in in 2000 when she became president
Social media users are convinced that The Simpsons predicted Kamala Harris's vice presidency, reports The Daily Mail UK.
On Wednesday, the 56-year-old attended the inauguration in a bright purple outfit by American designers Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson, which she accessorized with a custom pearl necklace by Puerto Rican designer Wilfredo Rosado.
The ensemble bore a striking resemblance to one worn by Lisa Simpson in a 2000 episode of the cartoon — in which a grown-up Lisa is president of the United States.
In the classic episode of The Simpsons, called “Bart to the Future,” Lisa is elected president of the US and wears an outfit that looks a lot like what VP Harris wore.
Lisa's look includes a purple blazer, a top with a high collar, and a pearl necklace with matching earrings.
Simpsons fans immediately noticed the twinning ensembles and took to Twitter to claim that it's just another example of the show predicting world events.
The Simpsons predicts everything, and at this point it's just scary. pic.twitter.com/fgo6TNjpfP— Tara The Terrible (@Homegrowngirl2) January 21, 2021
“The Simpsons have done it once again. I think it is safe to say Lisa Simpson predicted Kamala Harris's inauguration outfit,” wrote one.
“Kamala Harris really is Lisa Simpson and I’m all for it,” said another.
Interestingly enough, The Simpsons also predicted Trump's presidency, which came before Lisa's in the fictional timeline.
She tells her staff in the episode: “As you know, we've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.”
The Simpsons is a sitcom. When it predicts our reality, and those things actually happen, we’re living in the ridiculous time line of a comedy writer, and that should terrify you. pic.twitter.com/QAXVBoyHjT— Son of a Glitch (@AStartShow) January 21, 2021
Some Twitter users think that The Simpsons didn't so much predict Kamala's vice presidency as inspire her outfit for the big moment.
“I'm pretty sure Kamala Harris knew EXACTLY what she was doing wearing the outfit she did yesterday,” wrote one.
“I refuse to believe that Kamala didn’t do this on purpose. I can’t give the Simpsons that much power,” said another.
“I really wanna believe @KamalaHarris chose her wardrobe yesterday as a subtle nod to Lisa Simpson. Yeah, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!” wrote a third.
Vice President Harris, who is no doubt busy with matters of state, has not commented on the comparisons.
The Simpsons has been credited with predicting countless world events, including Donald Trump's presidency.
When Trump was elected 16 years later, writer Dan Greaney told the Hollywood Reporter: “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.”
And creator Matt Groening told The Guardian: “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.”