Sandra Bullock, Chrissy Teigen and Mindy Kaling weigh in on the ‘Yanny vs. Laurel’ debate

By: Meaghan Wray

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.

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.

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.”

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