It’s the debate currently dividing the internet, offices and even some friendship groups: When you listen to this piece of audio, do you hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”?
It’s basically the Dress 2.0 — remember the dress that went viral, which some people saw as blue and black (correct, but this is a biased view) and others thought was white and gold? — and people haven’t been able to stop talking about it since vlogger Cloe Feldman uploaded the clip to Twitter on Tuesday.
Celebrities have also become obsessed with the Yanny vs. Laurel debate. Chrissy Teigen, who’s pregnant with her second child, doesn’t understand how anyone can hear “Yanny.”
This prompted Mindy Kaling — who is firmly Team Yanny — to reply, “I bought your cookbook. I loved it. And now you betray me? #yanny.”
Teigen tried to win Kaling back with this comment: “They’re saying younger, more beautiful people hear yanny!!!!!”
In an interview with TheFIX today to promote The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Darren Criss heard the clip for the first time and also said he heard Yanny.
Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres said the debate was so big that “literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny.” For the record, “I hear Laurel.”
Zach Braff also aligned with Team Laurel.
Then there are the stars who could hear both, or eventually switched teams — like Emmy Rossum, who wrote on Twitter, “I hear #yanny so clearly… but if I listen closely I can hear a deep quiet ghost saying #laurel…. so there… anyone else hear both?”
Talk show host Stephen Colbert could relate, revealing he changed his mind in the space of four hours.
Though his show didn’t waste any time turning the clip into an equally-addictive ‘song.’
Former Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel had similar sentiments to Colbert.
And here’s Ruby Rose‘s opinion:
Anyway, just know that if you’re confused about the whole situation, or considering cutting off friends because they don’t agree with you, you’re not alone.
And for an actual explanation about why people are hearing two completely different things so clearly, go here.