Celebrities need to be wary of what they do out in the open since a perfectly timed photograph can haunt them for the rest of their lives. When Elijah Wood decided to take a ride on a scooter through the middle of a packed festival, he was basically asking the world to transform him into a meme.
Nothing to see here. Just Elijah Wood riding by on a rental scooter. pic.twitter.com/UFCI8U1jOa
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) September 24, 2018
The photo captured by author C. Robert Cargill shows Wood looking very happy atop a rental scooter. He’s smoking a cigarette or sucking on a lollipop, while wearing a jean jacket and a really cool shirt with a flower print that makes him look like a happy hippy. The image was taken at FantasticFest, a genre film festival in Austin, Texas, where Wood was working with his production company SpectreVision.
It wasn’t long before the internet took a look at the image and rolled with it, thanking Wood for his happiness in such bleak times, turning the whole thing into a meme, and even sparking a “Lord Of The Rings” debate. Check out some of the best reactions:
What you see versus what he probably see’s. pic.twitter.com/USQ1rKkX81
— Grandmaster YoDude ✴ (@TheYoDude) September 25, 2018
Bae: Come over
Elijah: I can’t. Busy.
Bae: But I have a great independent film that needs a star?
— Alex Lehew (@TheHattedGamer) September 25, 2018
When you destroyed the One Ring and brought lasting peace to the realm pic.twitter.com/eWH4jnC1Kl
— Sam Van Haren 🕸 (@SamShotFirst) September 25, 2018
One does not simply walk into Mordor. pic.twitter.com/8ON96KysY7
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) September 25, 2018
OR **DID** HE pic.twitter.com/rJ2SdDheMs
— Joel Bernstein (@CastIrony) September 25, 2018
— Markitorius (@FullnerdMarkus) September 25, 2018