It’s no secret that we love a good optical illusion. Every time some or the other image takes over the internet, and everyone loses it. But it is the debate of neck or back this time on.
It was the blue or gold dress in 2015. The debate about whether the dress was black-blue or white-gold remains debated for the longest of times.
Then followed the confusion over ‘Yanny or Laurel’. Now Facebook and Twitter have spent hours staring at one image- and they can’t decide whether it’s a woman’s neck or back.
Where did it all start?
The photo was shared by rapper MartyMula on Twitter (@LilMaarty) earlier this week and since then, people have gone crazy guessing about what they see in the picture.
In the photo, it appears to show the back of the woman’s head, with short hair reaching to the top of her neck.
Back of a woman’s head right? With her neck at the bottom and her legs crossed below? Well, that’s what most of us thought.
Except there are situations where what you think you’re looking at isn’t what you’re looking at, at all.
The confusion arrives when you read Marty’s caption: “Why tf I thought this was her neck”.
With over 32k retweets and over 70k likes, this post has surely gone viral.
Neck or Back? What does social media think?
This has caused people to spend ages staring at this image wondering what it is, it wasn’t, in fact, her neck.
Been staring for 5 minutes and if its not a neck Im stupid
— Michael Arminas (@Michael_Arminas) October 7, 2018
Literally stared at this for a min like "if this ain't a neck then what is IT?!"
— Gerard or Champ (@FollowYourFresh) October 7, 2018
Lmao i seen a neck and damaged hair
— Big Beany Buzzin (@FouMonkyBeany) October 7, 2018
I don’t care what u say, it’s a neck to me
— Octo6er (@Doriyen) October 7, 2018
Some say it was the girl’s back
It went this way for a while before someone pointed out what was going on in the photo.
Instead of a woman’s neck and short hair, the image shows a woman with long curly hair spilling down her bareback.
It's her back but she has long hair haha
— Erica (@emcgriff123) October 7, 2018
It took me a min cause I was like dang she got a bob but then I realized it was her back 😂😂🤦🏾♀️
— Shania (@Shania_K18) October 7, 2018
Took a good 30 seconds to realize it was a back now I’m tryna see how I seen a neck in the first place
— Jefe Joven💰 (@Theniwaslike_) October 7, 2018
This also gave rise to some weird questions:
That’s a grown woman with a little back like that? And where’s her clothes?? I have so many questions
— MonoJuice (@anbu_dropoutt) October 7, 2018
So wait that’s a lil kid? 🤔😂
— Sly🦊 (@SlyStaySpittin) October 7, 2018
Amid all the frenzy, the owner of the picture came forward to claim her fair share of popularity.
THANKS. This is a picture of me. My Twitter and IG are Lilgothyspice
— 𝕵𝖔𝖗𝖉 𝕬𝖘𝖍🇯🇲 IG Lilgothyspic3 (@lilgothyspice) October 7, 2018
It’s guessing time: What do you think? Neck or back? Let us know in the comments below.
Image Credits: Google Images