No matter how jaded the Internet has made you, there’s nothing more entertaining than entertainers in their golden years trying to keep up with the times…or, at least, hiring ad agencies that attempt to do the same thing.
In the same way that young adults sigh as they explain that a hashtag isn’t indicating the beginning of a phone number, many official Twitter accounts are littered with older public figures misunderstanding the technology. Choose your poison with these out of touch names:
#1) The NRCC is #OnFleek.
First, a special treat from the NRCC (National Republication Convention Committee) Twitter feed, in which they explain exactly how many eyebrow waxings could be purchased with Obama’s new budget proposal.
Obama's $4 trillion budget could buy… pic.twitter.com/Zhy01kjbkl
— NRCC (@NRCC) February 2, 2015
The choice to put the #OnFleek, teenage slang for “on point” hashtag in a cool, accessible handwritten font really is the finishing touch. Give me a well-groomed brow over presidential policy any day, does that make me a Republican?
2. Joe Biden tweets a picture of himself and pizza.
Big GOTV weekend, folks. Wish I could bring a slice to every one of you knocking on doors and picking up phones! -Joe pic.twitter.com/CKD4rCRSEM
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 4, 2014
Joe makes sure that everyone can see that the boxes he’s carrying are labeled “Hot Delicious.”
3. Bill Clinton engaging with Stephen Colbert on Twitter.
#Farewell @StephenAtHome…But I know we'll meet again some sunny day. Your friend, PrezBillyJeff
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) December 19, 2014
Ever have those days where you think, “Yeah, I could invite Bill Clinton to my neighbor’s rager and be cool with it”?
4. Tara Reid attempting to engage with her fans on Twitter.
Points for the apology, but seriously, Tara, do NOT go making food recommendations like that.
5. This selfie.
We get it, you guys hang out.
6. Dictators taking selfies, the least chill form of selfie known to man.
7. Being so out of touch that you have staff photographers taking picture of you taking selfies.
Join the First Lady and help @NatGeo reach a Guinness World Record for the largest online #animal photo album. http://www.greatnatureproject.org #GreatNature #selfie A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on
Come ON, Michelle.
8. Almost anything Jim Carrey says on Twitter.
Feeling powerless? Don't worry. The real slaves are the ones who own us. ;^P
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 22, 2014
Wow, yes, very scary, thank you Truman. I can’t tell if these strange faces are him trying to stay on trend or if he’s actively rejecting the emoji revolution.
Guys, we’re not asking you to get hip, we’re just asking you to stop trying, okay? Except you, Tara Reid, never stop eating those cheeseburgers.