Man sparks debate after he defends yellow pillow that made his girlfriend mad

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Can a stained yellow pillow be the magic key to a blissful night's sleep? According to Cam Thomson, it just might be. However, the internet remains divided on the matter.

A digital tempest brewed on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, when Cam shared an image of a once-white pillow, now stained yellow and brown.

"Girlfriend is mad at me because I have revealed to her The Yellow Pillow. Fellas, I’m sure you all know that this thing is magic," he commented.

Receiving an astonishing 4.7 million views, the post set the virtual world alight. Cam, clarifying that the shared image was a picture from Getty and not of his actual pillow, wrote: "It’s not my fault the pillow is yellow and bestows upon me the most peaceful slumber."

The post's comments section soon overflowed with spirited debates. While many men echoed Cam's sentiments, cherishing their own age-old yellowed pillows, others were flabbergasted at the idea of keeping such a distressed item.

"Part of being a man is using the same pillow since the age of 10 and never washing it," a verified account commented. Another quipped, "It’s natural, in fact, some dye their pillows yellow to achieve the illusion of higher zzz mileage."

Yet, for every supporter, there was a skeptic. "Do none of you use pillow protectors?" wondered one user.

"Disgusting... buy them cheap on sale and just throw away or wash as needed," a critic advised. The thread was even sprinkled with some humor, as one user shared, "The yellow pillow is the most important thing I got in our divorce."

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Sometimes only a crusty old pillow will do for a great night's sleep. Credit: ondacaracola photography/Getty Images

Amid the myriad of perspectives, a curious pattern emerged. Most of Cam's supporters were men, while the majority of the skeptics were women, highlighting a gender divide in the great pillow debate.

Cam, later speaking to NBC News, expressed amusement at the uproar his post created. He revealed that his cherished pillow had been with him for years and that he only swapped its pillowcase annually.

"To me, it’s my most comfortable pillow and a sign of a well-loved item," he mused. Yet, after his girlfriend's insistence, the pillow has now found a new home in storage, as Cam admitted: "I don’t think I can bring myself to throw it out."

But why do pillows turn yellow? Time magazine explains that moisture is the culprit. Whether from sweat, drool, skin and hair oils, face lotions, or even wet hair before bedtime, these factors contribute to the pillow's discoloration.

Whether you're team yellow pillow or firmly against it, one thing's clear: this debate has laid bare the deeply personal and often humorous relationships people have with their bedtime accessories. Sleep tight, readers!

Featured image credit: Timur Weber / Pexels

Man sparks debate after he defends yellow pillow that made his girlfriend mad

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By VT

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Can a stained yellow pillow be the magic key to a blissful night's sleep? According to Cam Thomson, it just might be. However, the internet remains divided on the matter.

A digital tempest brewed on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, when Cam shared an image of a once-white pillow, now stained yellow and brown.

"Girlfriend is mad at me because I have revealed to her The Yellow Pillow. Fellas, I’m sure you all know that this thing is magic," he commented.

Receiving an astonishing 4.7 million views, the post set the virtual world alight. Cam, clarifying that the shared image was a picture from Getty and not of his actual pillow, wrote: "It’s not my fault the pillow is yellow and bestows upon me the most peaceful slumber."

The post's comments section soon overflowed with spirited debates. While many men echoed Cam's sentiments, cherishing their own age-old yellowed pillows, others were flabbergasted at the idea of keeping such a distressed item.

"Part of being a man is using the same pillow since the age of 10 and never washing it," a verified account commented. Another quipped, "It’s natural, in fact, some dye their pillows yellow to achieve the illusion of higher zzz mileage."

Yet, for every supporter, there was a skeptic. "Do none of you use pillow protectors?" wondered one user.

"Disgusting... buy them cheap on sale and just throw away or wash as needed," a critic advised. The thread was even sprinkled with some humor, as one user shared, "The yellow pillow is the most important thing I got in our divorce."

wp-image-1263251709 size-full
Sometimes only a crusty old pillow will do for a great night's sleep. Credit: ondacaracola photography/Getty Images

Amid the myriad of perspectives, a curious pattern emerged. Most of Cam's supporters were men, while the majority of the skeptics were women, highlighting a gender divide in the great pillow debate.

Cam, later speaking to NBC News, expressed amusement at the uproar his post created. He revealed that his cherished pillow had been with him for years and that he only swapped its pillowcase annually.

"To me, it’s my most comfortable pillow and a sign of a well-loved item," he mused. Yet, after his girlfriend's insistence, the pillow has now found a new home in storage, as Cam admitted: "I don’t think I can bring myself to throw it out."

But why do pillows turn yellow? Time magazine explains that moisture is the culprit. Whether from sweat, drool, skin and hair oils, face lotions, or even wet hair before bedtime, these factors contribute to the pillow's discoloration.

Whether you're team yellow pillow or firmly against it, one thing's clear: this debate has laid bare the deeply personal and often humorous relationships people have with their bedtime accessories. Sleep tight, readers!

Featured image credit: Timur Weber / Pexels