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Amanda Michelle Steiner
March 03, 2015 09:45 AM

Ellen DeGeneres has one explanation for the dress that had the Internet erupting into mayhem last week: “The dress is an optical illusion created by the devil.”

Finally, somebody said it.

For what it’s worth, the talk show host sees white and gold: “I know there are people out there who see blue and black – and those people are crazy.”

Given all the confusion the dress has caused, DeGeneres claims that this is the reason she doesn’t wear dresses.

DeGeneres, 57, invited the family at the center of the Internet phenomenon on her show, and they explained that the dress tore apart their family as much as it divided the Internet.

Owner Cecilia Bleasdale sent the photo to her daughter Grace, and Grace and her friends could not agree on the color. Grace thought it was white and gold, and Grace’s then fiancé, Keir, saw black and blue.

His father – like Grace, Anna Kendrick, Kim Kardashian West and so many more – saw white and gold. Keir, too, thought a massive prank was being played on him.

As consolation for being at the heart of a global existential crisis, DeGeneres gifted the newlyweds with a luxurious honeymoon and a cool $10,000.

Let that be a lesson, kids: Memes pay.

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