A Halloween costume-version of Keanu Reeves has gone viral on Twitter after a very excited Trump supporter mistook him for the real thing.
The original post included a photo of the man alongside the Reeves-look-alike at a bike show. An accompanying caption enthusiastically informed the world that the imposter-Keanu “restores antique bikes and is a Trump supporter.”
Twitter is exploding after a Confederate-flag wearing Trump supporter mistook a guy at a bike show for Keanu Reeves.
The post went viral after Twitter user @ogrods uploaded the screenshots to the OperationFlagDrop Facebook group, advertised as a place for people “to post and enjoy pics, videos of Trump 2020 Flag, Sign and Banner Drops.”
The photos are an absolute masterpiece, with non-Keanu standing very uncomfortably as his Confederate flag-wearing companion poses with various Trump paraphernalia.
— Mids Cleo (@ogrods) February 15, 2020
While most people are very aware that the jaded man in the picture isn’t Keanu, a concerning amount of comments on the original post are completely convinced:
“If that is him then he looks jaded and semi not happy. Apparently he’s very reserved and a fly below the radar guy.”
“Hell yea this is amazing love his acting. Smart man”
“Yea doesn’t look like him. I guess we used to seeing him with makeup on lol”
The comments on that post are the best! pic.twitter.com/IICY5kTSlt
— Fred Thornborrow (@WallyWest1978) February 15, 2020
Reeves is known for keeping his political beliefs and personal life very private. Only recently did the Matrix actor go public about his relationship with long-time girlfriend Alexandra Grant. Last year, Snopes debunked rumours that Reeves was a Trump supporter after false quotes began circulating online.
Reeves has a number of future projects lined up, including a reprise of one of his oldest roles in Bill & Ted Face the Music, The Matrix 4 and John Wick: Chapter 4. In the meantime, Twitter is doing what it does best, creating some absolutely golden content about the mixup.
Loved him in The Matricks
— Keith G. Blair (@44bizzness) February 15, 2020
Bill & Ted’s Passable Excursion
— Daniel Summers (@WFKARS) February 15, 2020
Mom can we get Keanu Reeves?
Mom: We have Keanu Reeves at home
The Keanu Reeves at home: pic.twitter.com/vUGXCdsaqI
— Jessie Roman (@FroyoBaggins) February 16, 2020