In 2015, social media went into a frenzy, sending users into a massive debate over the color of “the dress.” Now, one year later, a rayon Adidas jacket has kicked up yet another discussion.
While some people believe the color of the jacket is black and brown, others say it is green and gold or green and brown.
The debate started after high school sophomore Mariam Kabba said she asked about the color of the jacket on a group chat on Thursday following one of her friends, 16-year-old Nina Penzo, saying confidently that the blue and white jacket was in fact black and brown. Nina then posted a picture of the jacket on Tumblr soon thereafter. “I hate to make a new blue/black white/gold dress meme but my friend has this jacket and she says it’s white and blue but i see black and brown pls tell me what you see,” she wrote in her post; in a matter of minutes, it started receiving a heavy number of responses.
Speaking with ABC News, Nina said, “I had no intention of it blowing up. I didn’t think it would get as big as it did.”
While the much talked about “the dress” did elicit a maniacal response (some people said it was blue and black while the others believed it was white and gold), the jacket has witnessed a much bigger response, Yahoo News reports.
Shortly after Nina’s post went viral, one of her friends commented, saying, “NINA WHAT DID YOU DO[?]” Nina replied, “IDK IM SORRY IM SCARED IM SO SCARED IM CRYING.”
The first to respond to Nina’s Tumblr post was Taira Ochoa, who said it was “crazy” that her friends had started what ABC News called a social media firestorm over a jacket. “We all wake up and it’s all over the news, Ochoa said. “It’s insane.”
Following are the responses that Nina’s post garnered.
Ok it's clearly green and gold. What is this black and brown, blue and white nonsense? #TheJacket
— Natalie Tung (@NatalieTung) February 27, 2016
mom: why aren't you finding a job?
me: IS THE JACKET BLUE & WHITE OR BLACK & BROWN? OUR REALITY IS A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION
— Erica Rose (@erica_rosie) February 27, 2016
i think the jacket is white & blue even though i dont see it bc the friend owns the jack so she'd obviously know the original color.
— kim (@hrclesmulgn) February 26, 2016