A designer bag has baffled the internet.
Much like the color-changing dress, which almost broke the internet and sent people across the world into frenzy, a handbag has sparked a fierce online debate about its color — people can’t decide if it’s blue or white.
Mississippi resident Taylor Corso snapped a picture on Tuesday of her new Kate Spade purse and posted it online with the caption: “Everyone say hello to my new baby.”
As some fashion enthusiasts rushed to compliment her “nice white purse,” Corso replied, “It’s blue.”
Little did she know, her little comment would send the internet into a meltdown.
instead of bedtime i'm stressing about a blue Kate Spade hand bag. that's actually white. super.— Joel Littau (@megajoelist) October 6, 2016
that kate spade bag is blue alright— kayla (@tweedskirts) October 6, 2016
@whyofcorso that bag is whiter than an improv show audience.— Motion 2 Strike FEAR (@MotionToStrike) October 4, 2016
“How are people seeing blue?” questioned one confused Twitter user, while another commented, “I feel like I’ve lost all sense of what color means now.”
Many also criticized Corso’s photography skills.
@whyofcorso It’s not blue is it?!— Meesh (@VirtualBondGirl) October 4, 2016
@whyofcorso it looks white full screen but blue when ya zoom ??— Viktorria Hane (@viktorriaa) October 5, 2016
Designer Kate Spade has declared the bag’s color "Mystic Blue" in the company’s online catalog, but no one appeared to care.
While y'all are all stopping by to debate the color of my bag, I'm raising money for a good cause--please consider! https://t.co/hRotP8f4KN— c o r s o (@whyofcorso) October 4, 2016
Someone even attempted to sort things out by using photo-editing software to confirm the purse's true shade.
Meanwhile, Corso decided to use her unexpected online fame to further a good cause. Having already joined the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk, which raises money for scientific research to better treat, prevent, and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes, the handbag owner tweeted out this:
“My employer said that if I am able to raise $500 for the cause, my dog, Roux, can walk with me!” she wrote on her fundraising page.
Hopefully, this optical illusion will actually turn out to be beneficial in some way.
Banner and thumbnail credit: Flickr, Kate Spade Purse