Ahhhh man. We were going so, so well. 

In February of last year, the internet came across a photo. A photo that destroyed lives, friendships, office civility… and braincells.

That photo was ‘The Dress’

Pray 4 Us, Because 2015’s Iconic ‘The Dress’ Photo Is Back In Thong Form

This image, and whether the dress in the image was white and gold, or royal blue and black, divided the internet. Some even saw light blue and brown, and others saw periwinkle blue and orange. Shit got nasty. 

Now, it’s happened again. A woman has posted a photo of a pair of Havianas thongs, with the caption, ‘que cor vocês tão vendo?‘ which means ‘Which colour do you see?’ in Portuguese. 

Pray 4 Us, Because 2015’s Iconic ‘The Dress’ Photo Is Back In Thong Form

Dearie me. 

We found out after ‘The Dress‘ that it was actually a royal blue with black lace (sorry white & gold people), but the debate had much less to do with a social media hoax and all the more to do with each individual human’s eyes. 

Wired published a very good explanation here, about the white balance of the image, and the way a human being’s eyes decides how it visualises colour for each person.

But with this photo, the debate begins again. (Fkn.)

Is this the same kinda deal, where the flip flops are actually blue and black, but somehow the white balance in the image has caused our eyes see something completely differently? 

Or, are these thongs ACTUALLY a pale blue and gold colour? (Yes, this writer sees light blue and gold; she saw the dress the same.)

We’re yet to find out. Cue the arguing. 

I just cannot. I cannot. 

Pray 4 Us, Because 2015’s Iconic ‘The Dress’ Photo Is Back In Thong Form

Source: Twitter / @positivedemi.