Marlee Matlin, the actor and author who is currently the only deaf performer to have won an Academy Award for Best Actress, can now add “Winning the Internet” to her list of impressive credentials.
As you well know by now, the debate over whether this ambiguous audio clip says “Yanny” or “Laurel” has been captivating the internet’s attention for what seems like weeks (when, in reality, it’s only been a few days).
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) May 15, 2018
The determining factor in whether listeners hear “Yanny” or “Laurel” is based on whether their ears are attuned to hearing higher frequencies. Needless to say, the clip has served as a source of frustration to people from both sides of the Laurel/Yanny aisle.
Except for Marlee Matlin, that is.
In a hilarious self-deprecating tweet, Matlin remarked that the debate over the audio clip was quite literally falling on deaf ears.
Yanni or Laurel? Don’t ask me. I can’t hear sh*t
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) May 17, 2018
Obviously, the comment garnered a significant amount of praise from Twitter, and everyone confirmed that Matlin’s comment was definitely the most lucid voice in the entire silly debate.
We have a winner!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 17, 2018
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a WINNER!
6:42PM, May 16th, 2018.
— Simon Psychosis (@SimonPsychosis) May 17, 2018
I love you
— andy lassner (@andylassner) May 17, 2018
Marlee. You won the internet for the day. pic.twitter.com/0FjGEb2HOp
— Catelyn H. (@catelyn_amy) May 17, 2018
There is no museum of great tweets, but if there were? this one deserves its own WING! Bravo!
— Nik Carter (@TheNotoriousNIK) May 17, 2018
Oh wow I am obsessed with you.
— Alex Wyse (@alexwyse) May 17, 2018
— I ❤ a Good Smokey eye ?? (@NYNURSE10550) May 17, 2018
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) May 17, 2018
tweet of the year.
— Not So Evil Queen (@Countesssegot) May 17, 2018
Congrats on surprising and delighting the hell out of everybody, Marlee! Now, maybe we can officially stop talking about this stupid clip once and for all.