2016 taught us that it’s not necessarily a good thing when a celebrity you admire is trending on Twitter, which led many to hold their breath this morning while investigating why Kevin Spacey’s name had shot to the top of the social platform.
Could Spacey, who has long dodged addressing his sexuality in the public sphere, finally be ready to bust open the closet door?
Or worse, could the House of Cards star have met an untimely end?!
Whoa whoa whoa, calm down — he’s just hosting the Tony Awards. That was a close one.
Let’s take a look at this most modern form of confusion.
First, the worry-warts:
When I saw Kevin Spacey trending I got scared. I love him! pic.twitter.com/9JrJfxHlUL
— Elizabeth (@elizabethlucie7) April 18, 2017
Kevin Spacey is trending. He's fine. STOP SCARING ME TWITTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Alec (@alecwriter120) April 18, 2017
@KevinSpacey I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD
— Oskar McNamara (@osk_mc) April 18, 2017
Next, the hopefuls:
Saw Kevin Spacey trending and thought maybe he came out, but he's just hosting the Tonys. Wait…
— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) April 18, 2017
If this year's Tony ceremony isn't Kevin Spacey's official coming out party, I'm giving up. pic.twitter.com/5b2trRYPFS
— Kevin Bianchi (@thekevb) April 18, 2017
*sees Kevin Spacey trending*
*thinks to self: oh great. is he dead or gay?* ?
— Miss P (@PaulaInKansas) April 18, 2017
And then there’s everyone else:
When I read Kevin Spacey is hosting the Tony Awards.. pic.twitter.com/LQUT44VxpL
— The Beto Family (@TheBetoFamily) April 18, 2017
Actual tears in my eyes because Kevin Spacey is hosting the Tony Awards
— John Perine (@John_Ed_Perine) April 18, 2017
When you are excited about Kevin Spacey hosting the 2107 Tony's and your friend says "Who is hosting what?" #bye
— Matt Wiles (@matt__wiles) April 18, 2017
I want Kevin Spacey to host my entire life
— noema ? (@gonenoema) April 18, 2017