White and Gold ... Black And Blue: It's Turning the Internet Red
White and gold? Or blue and black? Dress pic spawns social media dust-up.
By BEN CANDEA, DAN GOOD and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN
February 27, 2015, 1:32 PM
• 6 min read
-- It's the dress that broke the Internet.
An overexposed image of a $77 dress has spawned millions of social media posts, countless arguments, worldwide intrigue and wonderment at the brain's interpretation of color, with everything boiling down to one question -- blue and black, or white and gold?
The situation began when a Scottish singer, Caitlin McNeill, shared the shot on Tumblr. It was worn to a wedding by a friend's mother, but people who saw the picture couldn't decide on the colors. The picture went wildly viral, as the discussion turned into a dispute with people sure that they saw the right colors -- and annoyed that there was any doubt.