If you have been on the internet at all today, you will know that there is a new matter of national discourse that could very likely tear our country apart. It’s not the results of the recent election. It’s not that whole Hamilton debacle you’ve been hearing way too much about lately. It’s not climate change, either. (Though we probably should be talking about that!) It is, simply, The Flip Flops.
The question is this: What color are they, exactly? Some people see white and gold,some see blue and gray, and others see blue and black. This, if you will recall, is the exact same optical illusion that rocked the nation back in 2015 with The Dress, in which some people (the wrong ones) saw white and gold, and other people (the right ones) saw black and blue.
This doesn’t really live up to that same kind of hysteria–though, honestly, what could?–but it’s still a pretty good contender. For what it’s worth, Havaianas has actually come forward and comfirmed that the flip flops are actually two different shades of blue. Still, if you saw one color, you probably still see that color and–if you are anything like me, that is–may or may not be willing to fight to the death for it. I don’t know. Anyway, if you can bear the trauma of it all, check out the best tweets about the flip flops right here, so you can decide for yourself what color they actually are:
1. Some entered the arena swinging:
Black and blue vs white and gold is back pic.twitter.com/edsV5fQRN2
— Amanda Johnson (@Amanda_Nicole10) November 21, 2016
2. Others were a little more cautious:
White and gold.
*deletes Twitter* https://t.co/zIpBxSc1Yb
— Mat Mvrray (@matmurray) November 21, 2016
3. Even minor internet stars entered the fray:
I see white and gold flip flops… what do you see? pic.twitter.com/I35iYnlNLp
— Sam (@SamGolbach) November 20, 2016
Just ended a friendship over the black and blue/white and gold flip flops
— Lindsay Mitchell (@LindsJ_Mitchell) November 21, 2016
5. Not a bad point here:
everyone trying figure out what color these flip flops are when we bigger things to talk about like zayn malik
— larri ✨ (@LARRAYOX) November 21, 2016
6. Nope. Just kidding. This is the only thing that matters:
Right I thought the dress was blue and black but I think the flip flops are gold and white and now I'm questioning everything about life 🔫
— Kevin (@thatspeckyguy) November 21, 2016
7. Why learn a lesson when you can…not learn it instead?
us: the black & blue/gold & white dress debate tore us apart and we learned our lesson
internet: …but what about these flip flops… pic.twitter.com/L4HonKJ61e
— Ben J. Pierce » 19 (@BenJPierce) November 21, 2016
8. Everyone is trying to get in on this narrative:
— Piran Meadows (@PiranMeadows) November 21, 2016
9. Cabbage, indeed:
You've gotta be a special type of cabbage to think those flip flops are white & gold ?!? #flipflops 👡👣
— Olly Valentino (@The_O_C) November 21, 2016
10. Maybe this can…help some people out?
Because of this stupid "what color do you see this flipflops" game, now mam thinks am color blinded and she wants me to check a doctor
— Ell (@elinabarouk) November 21, 2016
11. Words to live by:
— Bindi Boo (@bindi130305) November 21, 2016
What color did you see? Does this live up to the dress? Let us know in the comments!