February 26, 2015
In case you’ve been disconnected from the Internet in the last few hours, you have have missed out on of the biggest debates of 2015: what color is this dress? The picture was first posted on Tumblr yesterday, and has since developed a fierce debate in the Internet community. The main point of contention: is this dress black and blue, or is it white and gold? Honestly, though, that’s a pretty idiotic point to argue, considering that this dress is CLEARLY black and blue (saying otherwise makes you wrong).
From Gawker and MTV, to BuzzFeed and Wired, the Internet is all up in arms trying to make sure that their point of view is heard – with each side convinced that they’re right. Earlier this evening, BuzzFeed conducted a poll from its readers with the hope of finally determining the color of this BLACK AND BLUE dress, and it seems that many of the readers who took the poll are clearly deluded, with the majority seeing a white and gold outfit.
All over social media, people have chimed in on the Great Dress Debate. Polling my own roommates, I quickly came to the conclusion that I live with a bunch of crazy people. I mean, the dress doesn’t even come in a white and gold variety, guys. So, for those of you arguing that the dress isn’t actually black and blue: you’re wrong.
Anyone who doesn’t see this as I see it is nuts. pic.twitter.com/YuHnXyvyJs
— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) February 27, 2015
IT’S A BLUE AND BLACK DRESS! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 27, 2015
I don’t understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it’s a trick somehow. I’m confused and scared. PS it’s OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015
But there does seem to be a bit of science behind all of this. Earlier this evening, Twitter user Andy Rexford had the following to say:
*UPDATE: to prove this theory I turned my phone brightness from the lowest to highest and sat it switching from white and gold (at the lowest) to light blue and darker gold (at the highest) meaning people that see blue and black are more sensitive to light (better eyesight and not looking at the sun like your moms told you.”
Wired also took a stab trying to pin down the reasons for why people see two different sets of colors, and it basically comes down to a similar conclusion: if you don’t see black and blue, then your eyes are whack. Sorry, weirdos!
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