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#TheDress: Color war erupts on Twitter

Is it #BlueAndBlack or #WhiteAndGold? You decide (because frankly, the Twitterverse can't make up its mind).

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: