#TheDress: Color war erupts on Twitter


There are trending topics and then there are trending topics.

Twitter all but exploded Thursday night as social media users engaged in a fierce debate over the colors of a two-toned cocktail dress, pictured below.

Some said the dress was obviously blue and black:

Others insisted it was gold and white:

The whole thing got fiery when parties on both sides of the issue started throwing virtual shade:

And while many media outlets offered their theories about what might lie behind the dispute, perhaps MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow said it best of all: