How 18 brands joined the great debate of 2018: Laurel or Yanny?

(It's clearly Yanny, OK?)

Do you hear "Laurel" or "Yanny?" It’s the biggest social media debate since #TheDress phenomenon of 2015, or the fight over whether or not a hotdog is a sandwich.

Redditor RolandCamry posted the original clip on Saturday. Three days later, social media influencer and vlogger Cloe Feldman started the latest country-dividing conversation on Tuesday when she posted on Instagram and Twitter, "What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel," accompanied by the recording of a computerized voice.

Some brands have entered the viral debate, confidently stating what name they hear, or making sure the only thing consumers hear is the name of their company.

Here’s what 18 brands are hearing…

Warby Parker


Carl's Jr.

Captain Morgan

Nesquik U.S.A.


Hostess Snacks

Popeyes Chicken

Brooklyn Cyclones


Philadelphia Police




Universal Orlando Resort

Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox

Jack in the Box

Sesame Street

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