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My Mum Was At The Centre Of The Biggest Story On The Internet And I Had No Idea

Oh and for the record, she said it was definitely blue...

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I'm sure by now you've all seen this picture of a rather divisive dress.

Was it white and gold? Was it black and blue? Was any of this really happening? So many questions, so few answers.

Even Taylor Swift got involved (and was totally right, by the way).

I don't understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it's a trick somehow. I'm confused and scared. PS it's OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK

The only thing we could be sure of was that the numbers were truly staggering.

So imagine how I, a Senior Writer at BuzzFeed UK, felt when I received this nonchalant Facebook message from my mother 16 hours after the story had broken.

What the ACTUAL fuck, Mum.
Robin Edds / BuzzFeed

What the ACTUAL fuck, Mum.

"We had no idea that it had become a story until we saw it on the news at lunchtime," she said. "The dress definitely looked blue to us. It was a lovely wedding though. The band was great!"

This is Colonsay, where my Mum spends a few months each year staying with her boyfriend, Rodger, in his B&B. It is also where the wedding happened.

Sadly, despite reading a LOT of high-quality viral content about this dress, I had managed to miss this vital bit of information. If I had been aware, I might have been able to get hold of some exclusive photos that the rest of the internet had missed and I'd be looking rather smug right now. Instead I look like this...
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Sadly, despite reading a LOT of high-quality viral content about this dress, I had managed to miss this vital bit of information. If I had been aware, I might have been able to get hold of some exclusive photos that the rest of the internet had missed and I'd be looking rather smug right now. Instead I look like this...

Thanks, Mum.

When you work at BuzzFeed and find out 12 hours too late that your mum was at The Dress wedding-- @robinedds