Back or neck? This baffling photo has netizens dividedhttps://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/back-or-neck-hair-photo-optical-illusion-5401462/

Back or neck? This baffling photo has netizens divided

The photo in question shows a frizzy mane covering the skin -- hard to say if it is the scalp or back.

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People are not sure what the photo is showing.

Who doesn’t love mulling over an optical illusion? Every time we come across a baffling photo, it leaves most of us scratching our heads. After the viral “beach or door” image that kept netizens busy debating which is the correct answer, this time the photo at the centre of a debate is black frizzy hair. But many are not sure if the photograph is of someone’s back or neck.

The baffling photo was shared on Twitter by rapper MartyMula (@LilMaarty) earlier this week and, ever since then, people are divided or unsure of what they are seeing. The photo in question shows a frizzy mane covering the skin — hard to say if it is the scalp or back. But while tweeting the picture, he said, “Why if I thought this was her neck”.

Take a look at the photo here:

With over 70,000 likes and 32,000 retweets, at the time of writing, many claimed that their “head hurts” in a bid to decode what it actually is. “Lmao I seen a neck and damaged hair,” commented one user, while other argued, “Its the girl back. She sitting down but she has long hair. You have to really focus”. But many remain undecided and some said the longer they look at the picture, it confused them more!

Here’s what other users said:

What do you think it is — head or neck? Let us know in comments below.