How #TheDress Took Over Social Media

It was a strange day on Twitter: Net neutrality, runaway llamas and finally arguments over the color of a dress

There are countless important global issues and matters of cultural importance discussed on social media, but #TheDress was not one of them.

The top trend on Twitter Thursday was whether a dress was blue and black or gold and white. Different users saw different colors — and were all deadset that they were right.

The debate was sparked by a Tumblr post earlier in the day, which quickly picked up steam and sparked passionate responses such as, “If that’s not gold my entire life has been a lie,” “I AM GOING TO CRY,” “My class just had a debate over this. Half sees black and blue, the other half sees gold and white. Someone please explain this…”

One user even suggested reaching out to NASA to solve the color conundrum.

Once the interest in net neutrality faded and the runaway llama drama in Arizona was under control, #thedress went on to take over Twitter. Even Fox comedian Mindy Kaling jumped on the trend — and then dragged B.J. Novak and the Pope into it.

When she didn’t get a satisfactory answer from them, “The Mindy Project” star turned to Oscar winner Julianne Moore.

Meanwhile Russell Simmons was adamant that it was blue and black.

Twitter user Owen Williams (@OW) explained the strange day on social media best with this simple graphic.

Another creative tweeter even combined the Internet’s obsession over llamas with the dress dilemma to create a pair of very stylish animals.

Read some of the funniest and most dramatic tweets about the dress below, and then blow your own mind trying to figure out what color it really is.