Shiny or painted? Twitter debate rages over photo of legs

Published 10:20 am Thursday, October 27, 2016

Forget the debate about “The Dress.” Twitter is abuzz about “The Legs.”

The controversy swirling now is about whether a photo of a pair of legs shows them shiny or streaked with white paint.

A Twitter user ignited the debate by posting the photo with a question Tuesday: “Are these legs shiny and oily or are they legs with white paint on them?”

Email newsletter signup

Many speculated the legs were covered in baby oil or even plastic wrap , while others see only paint.

So what’s the right answer? The marks are indeed white paint and the photo offers a clue to their origin as the legs are surrounded by art supplies.