It's 2019 and visual illusions continue to haunt us.
First, we had the spinning dancer back in 2003. Then we had the blue and black dress confounding the internet in 2015. Two years later, a pair of Vans sneakers had left the internet in a heated debate over its colour.
Just when we thought we had seen it all, in comes a new optical illusion — this time, it's a man on a swing.
Settle the debate pls♬ original sound - ectupper
So, is he swinging towards or away from the camera?
TikTok user Eric Tupper (@ectupper) initially shared the footage on the platform, where the video had ignited a debate on the internet over the direction the man is swinging to.
"Like if you think he's facing the camera, comment if you think he's facing the building," he captioned his video.
After it had become spirited over this wintry holiday, he brought it over to Twitter, where it had garnered over 17 million views.
The footage elicited divided responses from netizens, with some even creating diagrams to shed some light on the conundrum.
Others were adamant that he was swinging towards the camera and couldn't seem to understand how the man would be swinging in the opposite direction.
On the flip side, some netizens strongly disagreed and refuted that he is swinging towards the building.
Whatever your opinions are, just don't break your friendship over this.