Who is the most accidentally famous person ever? by Brooke Schwartz
Answer by Brooke Schwartz:
Alex from Target.
Alex was a boy working at Target.
While he was bagging items for a girl who had a popular Instagram, he was oblivious to the fact that she’d taken a picture of him and posted it online with the caption “YOOOOOOO!” Implying, Eye candy!!! Translation from Teenager into English: “This dude looks good.”
His social media accounts exploded with followers. He got invited to Ellen. The hashtag #AlexFromTarget became viral. I found out about his story from a magazine at a local supermarket. The local Target store was invaded by flocks of screaming teenaged girls, demanding to see Alex, who was moved into behind-the-scenes work so that he wouldn’t be hassled.
That’s the definition of fifteen minutes of fame right there.
I'd just like to point out that the girl who did this obviously had no right to, and she was protected by modern sexism, which always sees women as the victims and never the perpetrators. What she did was inexcusable, but unfortunately overlooked by the general public.
Also, it's kind of funny that I got my 15 minutes of fame by writing about someone else’s 15 minutes of fame.