Ryan Reynolds' response to guy who got dumped after his girlfriend watched 'Deadpool 2' is perfect
If there's one thing Ryan Reynolds is more famous for than playing the merc with a mouth, it's being a world-class troll on social media. Whether he's targeting his wife Blake Lively, his fellow celebrity pals, or simply any poor soul who happens to cross his digital path, the man always has the perfect quip up his sleeve.
So, when one unfortunate guy named Josiah Thieman tweeted Reynolds in an attempt to garner some sympathy for a recent breakup, he really should have expected to get the opposite. Nonetheless, the young man tried his luck, and tagged the actor in his pity post.
"@VancityReynolds Deadpool 2 came out on my birthday and my girlfriend at the time saw it without me than [sic] broke up with me," he wrote. "I thought it would be the ultimate birthday gift but it turned out to be a disaster. :( I love you."
At first, all Josiah got was responses from other Twitter users - and they weren't particularly sensitive about the matter, to say the least.
"I believe your ex used the movie as an excuse to break it off, because no one in their right mind would go see a movie and then break up," commented one person, who then added: "I also believe everything happened for a reason. She was a leaf in your life, not a root. Just brush it off and move on."
Some people did try to offer some sympathy, however, with one fellow Reynolds fan saying, "Who wants to be with someone who sees Deadpool without you though."
When Reynolds himself stepped up to respond, though, it was too funny to get mad at.
"There’s a scene in the film where Deadpool tells your girlfriend to break up with you," he wrote. "I didn’t think she’d take it seriously. I’m so sorry. Still friends?"
This, of course, is not the first bit of Deadpool-related trolling Reynolds has done since the film's release. Earlier this month, the 41-year-old took aim at Kanye West after the rapper made comments about some of the music in the blockbuster sounded like his own work.
"I love both Deadpool movies ... I heard tracks in it that sound similar to mine… bro I would have cleared my music for Deadpool," wrote Yeezy, before following up with: "your guys writing and approach is so innovative … I love how you guys break the 4th wall… thank you for being innovative and please know I’m down to clear next time."
Having seen the film, though, it's not entirely clear which song Ye was referring to, as the soundtrack mostly featured classic songs from artists like Peter Gabriel, Cher, Dolly Parton, and Pat Benatar - plus one original track from Celine Dion.
With this in mind, then, Reynolds offered this witty response:
So, the lesson here is simple: it doesn't matter if you're a big name star, or simply some guy on the internet whose girlfriend just left him - Ryan Reynolds dunks on everyone equally.