The surfing world went bananas yesterday, but no one knows if those bananas are yellow or black. When Kelly Slater showed up on the internet wearing a wetsuit of questionable color, the internet was divided into two camps: the black and blue camp and the white and gold camp, with a few in between claiming they saw black and gold, which is just plain crazy.
It all started on Kelly’s twitter page, when he posted a photo of himself in the wetsuit.” Guys please help me – is this wetsuit white and gold, or blue and black?” he wrote.* “Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f–k out.”
Twitter responded. The world, it seemed, was confused. Everyone chimed in, from Hollywood big wigs like Taylor Swift, Mindy Kaling and Buzzfeed editor Ben Smith, to global leaders like Barack Obama and The Pope.*