It all started with a single post on Tumblr: a picture of a dress — a white-and-gold dress.
But, annoyingly, not everyone saw it that way. Some people could only see a blue-and-black dress and took to social media to let everyone know. Within hours, the dress color debate was trending on Twitter and had dragged celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Mindy Kaling and Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore into it. (For the record, Swift and Kaling are in the blue-and-black camp, whereas Moore is in the correct white-and-gold camp.)
The color confusion wasn’t down to a mass case of color blindness. Indeed, Vice magazine was able to explain why people see the colors of the dress differently. But in the end, it’s white and gold. End of discussion.
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
Ike, bj and Messina think it’s white and gold. Ders and I think it’s blue and black. #themindyproject may have to shut down for the night
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 27, 2015
It’s obviously #whiteandgold
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) February 27, 2015
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) February 27, 2015
Imagine if we all came together to solve world issues like we’ve come together to solve a freaking dress issue. #whiteandgold
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 27, 2015
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) February 27, 2015
I’m Seeing Blue And Black, As Of Now
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) February 27, 2015
What color is that dress? UGLY. The end.
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) 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
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) February 27, 2015
i see grey and blue
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 27, 2015
What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015