This past Christmas holiday, actor Lance Gross and his wife Rebecca Jefferson took their annual holiday vacation in Big Bear, New York and took a couples photo that has sparked a good deal of controversy. Lance and friends have been taking the aforementioned holiday trip since 2006, however the presence of a dark-skinned black woman sitting alone, eyes averted — has the internet up in arms.

The photo has sparked some heated commentary with many projecting their own views on the photo's messaging and the issue at hand. The internet is calling this photo everything from a powerful image of a "strong black woman" to a visual representation of colorism.

Lance and the mystery woman in the photo sparking all this controversy have come out and said it was meant as a joke, but the vibe of the photo still leaves many men and women of color with a slew of bad vibes.

What do you think about this photo and this controversy?