On this fateful date of February 26, 2015 (or the 27th, depending on wherever you’re globally positioned), the Internet went up in arms and clashed in a heated online debate. Sides were chosen, bets were cast, and many manly tears have been shed. Everyone wants to know just exactly what color this dress is.
It all started with a very sincere and humble question from this user on Tumblr:
People instantly said it was white and gold, but there were voices of dissent that claimed it was blue and black. Banter and arguments spread like wildfire across the Internet, and soon, the #ThisDress reached far and wide into Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of Social Media. #WhiteGold and #BlueBlack continue to duke it out for online buzz supremacy. Some people just want the whole thing to stop.
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
Along with the rest of Hollywood.
Wait now we think blue eyed people see it as white and gold #breakingnews
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 27, 2015
I’m Seeing Blue And Black, As Of Now
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) February 27, 2015
That fucking dress is BLACK and BLUE! Is everyone else on drugs? — Frankie Muniz (@frankiemuniz) February 27, 2015
If that’s not White and Gold the universe is falling apart. Seriously what is happening???? — Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 27, 2015
The dress is Teal.
— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) February 27, 2015
And for everyone asking I see blue and black — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 27, 2015
i saw white and gold, then i saw blue and black. now I’m confused. — Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) February 27, 2015
@thecolorated its periwinkle and sand
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 27, 2015
This dress threatened to tear families assunder.
What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind? — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015
— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) February 27, 2015
Some others were just in the grips of anticipation to see how #ThisDress will all end. In flames, probably.
I find it ironic that Kim K got naked to break the Internet and it was a dress that did it.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) February 27, 2015
either way…im not gonna be wearing that dress… — Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) February 27, 2015
if one more person asks me what color i think this damn dress is
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 27, 2015
Other companies chimed in on the matter:
My daughter thinks it’s blue and green and we are headed to the ER
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) February 27, 2015
*stops furiously scribbling amidst dozens of coffee cups* there is no dress. it is not the dress that changes colors, it is only yourself. — Denny’s (@DennysDiner) February 27, 2015
American Congress couldn’t bear to stay on the sidelines on the issue, either:
I know three things: 1) the ACA works; 2) climate change is real; 2) that dress is gold and white.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 27, 2015
Just asked my Legislative Director at 10:30 pm to draft a House resolution tomorrow about the dress being black and blue. AMA. — Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) February 27, 2015
Thought I had a reasonable understanding of what Twitter is/can be used for. Especially for an 88-year old. But here we are, with a dress.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) February 27, 2015
And the sports world stood still for this dress:
That dress is blue and gold bro… — Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) February 27, 2015
— robneyer (@robneyer) February 27, 2015
The dress is gold and white llama white. Good night. — Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) February 27, 2015
The denizens of Tumblr had a few interesting things to say about the phenomenon:
Thankfully, the Science Side of Tumblr intervened for us:
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