Dwayne Johnson dresses up as his own meme on Christmas Day

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By James Kay

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Dwayne Johnson got into the Christmas spirit this year by dressing up as the meme version of himself.

Christmas is a time when dressing up is often welcomed, with some opting to put on their finery while others seize the moment to wear the ugliest Christmas jumper they can find.

But now many of us have the opportunity to dress up as ourselves in a meme, but Johnson grabbed the chance with both hands.

The 51-year-old actor, known for his charisma both on and off the screen, chose to embrace a meme of himself that went viral a few years back.

The infamous photograph that sparked the meme featured Johnson sporting a snazzy ensemble, complete with a gold chain over his polo neck and a stylish bumbag.

Unmoved by the banter around this particular look, Johnson has been known to revive the outfit in the past, and this Christmas was no exception.

Taking to his Instagram, Johnson shared a video of himself dressed in the iconic ensemble, accompanied by a caption that read, “Merry Christmas, from your keepin’ it [100 emoji] friend. 90’s Rock.” He included the hashtag #TappinFannys.

In the clip, Johnson showcases the outfit while serenading his fans with the festive hit 'The Christmas Song' by Nat King Cole. The video quickly gained over two million ‘likes,’ as fans expressed their delight at the actor’s festive and self-deprecating gesture.

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Johnson is no stranger to poking fun at himself. Credit: Aric Becker/Icon Sportswire/Getty

"The rock is the only dude to ever cosplay as himself," one person said, while a second added: "I was desperately waiting for the eyebrow and I’m so glad it didn’t disappoint."

A third person added: "The Fanny pack is making a comeback after this," while a fourth said: "How massive of a star do you have to be to successfully wear a costume of yourself?"

Naturally, Johnson's close friend Kevin Hart was on hand to offer a comment, where he simply replied with a long line of laughing emojis.

In October, the Grévin Museum in Paris addressed accusations of using a lighter skin tone in the wax figure portrayal of Johnson, following the actor's social media call-out.

Taking to Instagram, Johnson reposted a video by @jamesjeffersonj that criticized the wax figure for its light complexion. In response, Johnson pledged to work with the museum to update the figure, jokingly adding: "And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself."

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The updated wax figure. Credit: Mohamad Salaheldin Abdelg Alsayed/Anadolu/Getty

Veronique Berecz, the museum's head of PR, responded to the allegations, stating, "We found his reaction rather friendly when addressing the fact that his figure was indeed whiter than it should have been."

The museum has since updated the wax figure.

Featured image credit: Pablo Cuadra/Getty

Dwayne Johnson dresses up as his own meme on Christmas Day

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Dwayne Johnson got into the Christmas spirit this year by dressing up as the meme version of himself.

Christmas is a time when dressing up is often welcomed, with some opting to put on their finery while others seize the moment to wear the ugliest Christmas jumper they can find.

But now many of us have the opportunity to dress up as ourselves in a meme, but Johnson grabbed the chance with both hands.

The 51-year-old actor, known for his charisma both on and off the screen, chose to embrace a meme of himself that went viral a few years back.

The infamous photograph that sparked the meme featured Johnson sporting a snazzy ensemble, complete with a gold chain over his polo neck and a stylish bumbag.

Unmoved by the banter around this particular look, Johnson has been known to revive the outfit in the past, and this Christmas was no exception.

Taking to his Instagram, Johnson shared a video of himself dressed in the iconic ensemble, accompanied by a caption that read, “Merry Christmas, from your keepin’ it [100 emoji] friend. 90’s Rock.” He included the hashtag #TappinFannys.

In the clip, Johnson showcases the outfit while serenading his fans with the festive hit 'The Christmas Song' by Nat King Cole. The video quickly gained over two million ‘likes,’ as fans expressed their delight at the actor’s festive and self-deprecating gesture.

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Johnson is no stranger to poking fun at himself. Credit: Aric Becker/Icon Sportswire/Getty

"The rock is the only dude to ever cosplay as himself," one person said, while a second added: "I was desperately waiting for the eyebrow and I’m so glad it didn’t disappoint."

A third person added: "The Fanny pack is making a comeback after this," while a fourth said: "How massive of a star do you have to be to successfully wear a costume of yourself?"

Naturally, Johnson's close friend Kevin Hart was on hand to offer a comment, where he simply replied with a long line of laughing emojis.

In October, the Grévin Museum in Paris addressed accusations of using a lighter skin tone in the wax figure portrayal of Johnson, following the actor's social media call-out.

Taking to Instagram, Johnson reposted a video by @jamesjeffersonj that criticized the wax figure for its light complexion. In response, Johnson pledged to work with the museum to update the figure, jokingly adding: "And next time I’m in Paris, I’ll stop in and have a drink with myself."

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The updated wax figure. Credit: Mohamad Salaheldin Abdelg Alsayed/Anadolu/Getty

Veronique Berecz, the museum's head of PR, responded to the allegations, stating, "We found his reaction rather friendly when addressing the fact that his figure was indeed whiter than it should have been."

The museum has since updated the wax figure.

Featured image credit: Pablo Cuadra/Getty