Up until now, Reese Witherspoon has remained a fairly uncontroversial, generally well-liked A-lister by just about everyone. But the “Legally Blonde” star has been getting a little political, like when she trashed the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial publicly. And now, her tweets are drawing ire for being downright weird.
The actress started trending on Twitter thanks to some surprising things she was saying. Witherspoon’s almost 3 million followers couldn’t help but react to her out-of-the-blue statement which read, “In the (near) future, every person will have a parallel digital identity. Avatars, crypto wallets, digital goods will be the norm. Are you planning for this?”
In the (near) future, every person will have a parallel digital identity. Avatars, crypto wallets, digital goods will be the norm. Are you planning for this?
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) January 11, 2022
Hilariously, the national cheese brand Velveeta had a one-word response that seemed to sum up everyone’s reaction. They simply said, “REESE.”
Another follower responded by saying, “This is more embarrassing for you than doing late night infomercials.”
Someone else said, “Blink twice if Mark Zuckerberg is holding you hostage.”
Though the “Cruel Intentions” star didn’t clarify her original comment, it does seem connected to Zuckerberg’s push to make the metaverse a mainstream concept.
After renaming the company Meta in 2021, it shared a brief synopsis of goals in a blog post. “Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses,” the post read.
“The metaverse will feel like a hybrid of today’s online social experiences, sometimes expanded into three dimensions or projected into the physical world. It will let you share immersive experiences with other people even when you can’t be together — and do things together you couldn’t do in the physical world.”
It continued, saying, “It’s the next evolution in a long line of social technologies, and it’s ushering in a new chapter for our company.”
But Reese’s apparent buy-in to Zuckerberg’s new world wasn’t her only controversial social media post of the week. The A-lister also got a lot of blowback after sharing her typical normal routine on Instagram, which many fans saw as unrealistic.
Witherspoon wrote: “Let’s talk about habits! Are there any that have improved your daily life? Here are some I’m working towards:
- Start the day with a glass of water.
- Get 10 mins of outdoor light. @hubermanlab recommends morning light.
- Spend 30-60 mins reading daily without distraction.”
The comments section was flooded with reactions both supporting and questioning the possibility of this type of routine. But by far the best comment of all came courtesy of celebrity chef and Food Network star Ina Garten, who countered with a daily routine suggestion of her own.
“To quote @reesewitherspoon – that sounds great but I’m probably not doing any of those things! LOL!! My formula is easier to follow: 1. Drink more large cosmos 2. Stay up late watching addictive streaming series, 3. Stay in bed in the morning playing Sudoku instead of reading a good book. 4. Spend more time (safely) with people you love. In a pandemic, I do what I can! ❤️❤️❤️”
Garten went viral in 2020 after sharing a recipe for her favorite giant cocktail and captioning the video, “It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis!”
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