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Paint or oil? There’s a new ‘the dress’ on Twitter all over again

An image of a pair of legs - oiled, painted or covered in plastic - is doing the rounds on Twitter and totally splitting opinion. ‘The dress’, all over again?

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 26, 2016 19:56 IST
Sanya Panwar
An image of a pair of legs - oiled, painted or covered in plastic - is doing the rounds on Twitter and totally splitting opinion.
An image of a pair of legs - oiled, painted or covered in plastic - is doing the rounds on Twitter and totally splitting opinion.

Another day, another internet craze.

For some reason, nothing quite divides social media like an optical illusion: Remember when ‘the dress’ happened, and half of us were convinced it’s black and blue, while the rest swore they saw white and gold?

An image is doing the rounds on Twitter again and totally splitting opinion.

A photo of a pair of legs tweeted by a Washington-based user named @kingkayden on Wednesday asks the burning question: “Are these legs shiny and oily or are they legs with white paint on them?”

Here’s the tweet that’s got people arguing: It’s a pair of shiny legs, right?

The once-you-see-it-you-can’t-unsee-it-image has already been retweeted over 5,000 times, and a lot of people are struggling to see what the illusion’s even supposed to be...

Some are even saying it’s not oil or paint, but plastic legs or plastic glued to legs or something:

Don’t know about you, but we don’t know what’s the debate about?

To us, it’s pretty obvious these legs have some paint on them. Seriously, how can people see something else?

This user pretty much sums it up with a tweet that reads, “Without a doubt, white paint. There are no light reflections or distortions on the legs as there would be if oiled.”

There’s more support for the paint in these tweets:

Let’s settle this once and for all. What do you see? Vote in the poll below: