Much as it can baffle me, I understand the fundamental need to comment on famous people’s social media posts. It’s an attempt to reach out, to cross the divide between mere mortals and the deities we see on our screens. People want to be seen, and celebrities like The Rock add fuel to the fire by replying and proving that any wall between the fans and the famous exists only in our imagination; literally anyone is in with a chance of being acknowledged by the richest movie star on the planet. You leave your comment, you cross your fingers, and you hope that your free lottery ticket brings the metaphorical money flowing in.
There’s a subset of internet comment on The Rock’s social media posts. With the entirety of the English language at their disposal, a surprising number of people choose to say exactly the same thing.
Here we go. Let’s dive in…
Interesting one here:
This one’s interesting:
Bit of a curveball coming up:
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This one makes you think:
Over on Instagram people are saying interesting things:
Here’s one on Twitter:
And finally, another intriguing one on Twitter here:
Well, see you next week.
Stay hungry, stay humble.
(Illustration: Dan Evans)