A new video rocked the World Wide Web this week, and celebrities and their fans alike are trying to crack the code: does the robotic voice say “Laurel” or “Yanny”? The hilarious Sandra Bullock weighed in during her appearance on The Ellen Show on Thursday (May 17), and she actually heard both.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
Before getting into the interview with Ellen Degeneres, the talk show host wanted to know what she heard. “I heard two different things. I think there’s something in the program that flips it,” Sandra explained. Ultimately, the Oceans 8 actress heard both names, so the case has yet to be closed for the Hollywood A-lister!
But there are a few other celebrities who got into the mix, like Chrissy Teigen and Mindy Kaling, who shared a funny back-and-forth discussion about the hot topic. Chrissy, who just gave birth to her second child on May 17, is convinced and can’t be swayed. “It’s so clearly Laurel,” she wrote on Twitter. “I can’t even figure out how one would hear yanny.” The A Wrinkle in Time star just had to chime in, too, writing to her industry pal, “I bought your cookbook. I loved it. And now you betray me? #yanny”. But ever the smooth talker, the mother of two knew exactly what to say. “They’re saying younger, more beautiful people hear yanny,” she gushed.
it's so clearly laurel. I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018
They’re saying younger, more beautiful people hear yanny!!!!!— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 16, 2018
Katy Perry, Josh Groban and Jesse McCartney hopped on the bandwagon, too, claiming they all hear “laurel,” while Canadian star Ryan Adams disagrees. Some musicians are even taking to social media to explain why we may be hearing different words, with Kehlani explaining on Twitter, “depends on what frequencies ur ears pick up. If you listen to it and focus on the high pitched or low pitched u can hear both.”
yanny n laurel fasho depends on what frequencies ur ears pick up— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 16, 2018
if you listen to it and focus on the high pitched or low pitched u can hear both. it’s hard as hell but u can do it
CMON WHERE MY MUSICIANS AT
LAURELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 16, 2018
It’s laurel. And the dress was blue.— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 16, 2018
Not to be a total nerd, but this is a frequency debate. Everyone will hear something different depending on the highs and lows they’re lacking. The real question is, “How’s your Hearing?” Btw...I hear laurel. Lol. #YannyorLaurelhttps://t.co/q8IWJfcYgi— Jesse McCartney (@JesseMcCartney) May 16, 2018
Yanny!!!— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) May 16, 2018
This is really weird. How is anyone hearing Laurel? Is this a trick thing like the blue and gold dress? https://t.co/jr3k0oJIiI