On Monday, Stephen Colbert delivered the commencement address at Wake Forest University.

Before got into how to navigate adulthood, he pointed out something noteworthy to the kids in attendance.


“Everyone has a black and gold tassel… or is it blue and white?” Colbert asked, referencing an Internet-fueled debate over the color of a dress.

“Grandparents, just know this was the issue that divided a generation. You had the Vietnam War. Your grandchildren had an ambiguously colored Tumblr post.”

Then, he got serious. You can see more from his speech to the Class of 2015 here.

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 12.14.18 PM

Images via USA TODAY, Getty and YouTube.