#Eastwooding: Twitter trend has users posting empty chair pics
TAMPA, Fla. — Seconds after the movie icon finished his speech to the Republican National Convention Thursday night, Clint Eastwood had sufficiently sent the Twittersphere into a tizzy.
Welcome to the newest internet trend: Eastwooding. It involves addresses someone in a chair … who isn’t actually there. It’s a response to Eastwood addressing Barack Obama as if he was sitting in an empty wooden chair on stage, and it exploded overnight.
Like Tebowing and Planking before it, this movement has Twitter users everywhere using a hashtag (#eastwooding) and posting their best, most innovative photos. We have some of our favorites for you above.
Here are some of the other social media reactions to Eastwood addressing a fictional Barack Obama in an empty chair:
Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics tweeted:
“I’d feel better if I knew for sure that Clint doesn’t see anyone in the chair. :)”
Comedian Roseanne Barr tweeted: “clint eastwood is CRAY”
The Twitter handle “Invisible Obama,” which said it was sitting “Stage left of Clint Eastwood,” quipped that “The GOP built me.” An hour after Eastwood’s speech, it already had 20,000 followers.
Comedy Central’s Indecision Tumblr posted a summary that read: “I was talking to Barack Obama the other day. … Potato. Sneaker. Fish. Pizza. Algebra. Racecar.”Submit Your Photo