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It’s a giant week for Penn Badgley. The third season of his unsettlingly creepy present You got here out, however extra importantly, he discovered that he’s Cardi B’s yardstick for fame. What a sense!
What occurred is: A clip from the promo for You’s first season resurfaced on Twitter, the place Badgley praises Cardi B for having an “extremely genuine relationship” with social media. The clip caught Cardi B’s eye and prompted her to precise her unbridled fandom for Badgley and his data of her Instagram habits. “OOOOMMFFFGGGGGG HE KNOWS ME!!!” she tweeted, throwing in a prolonged sequence of gasp-face emoji. Then, one other “OMMMGGG!!!!!!” adopted by, “like I’m well-known well-known.”
Like he mentioned, she’s nice at social media.
Why did this clip from circa 2019 immediate such feverish enthusiasm from Cardi? Perhaps she’s sizzling for Joe Goldberg, which suggests she and Penn Badgley have to sit down for a chat. Perhaps she’s gunning for an element within the subsequent season of You that can contain an especially literal interpretation of the road “bloody sneakers.” Or possibly she’s simply paying due respect to a brief (five-nine) king who can fake masturbate with unsettling creepiness.
We’ll by no means know. Nonetheless, I’ve a sense Badgley himself is questioning the identical factor, as a result of he tweeted a flattered however perplexed response:
And thus begins the least possible celeb friendship of all of them. Simply, um, possibly Cardi couldn’t find yourself in Joe’s cage this time?
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