#TheDress Gets Used for Domestic Violence Awareness, Worn on 'Idol'

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A week after #TheDress became a huge debate and viral sensation among celebrities and regular people alike, the famous frock is still enjoying it's 15 minutes of fame. The Salvation Army in South Africa is capitalizing on the hotly contested blue and black versus white and gold debate to create awareness of domestic violence in a powerful PSA.

"Why is it so hard to see black and blue?" the ad reads as a woman sports the dress along with multiple bruises and a bloody lip. "The only illusion is if you think it was her choice. One in 6 women are victims of abuse. Stop abuse against women."

We think it's great that they're using the much buzzed about garment for a good cause. Well done! #TheDress also made a special appearance on TV last night during American Idol, when contestant Jax donned it for her performance of "Ain't No Mountain."

even with @jax wearing the actual dress I still see white/gold in the pic #idolmotown

A photo posted by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on

Despite the fact that it's very clearly blue and black in person, host Ryan Seacrest still can't let it go, insisting he sees white and gold.

Are you over the dress yet?
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