A guy asked who the celebrity in his selfie is, and the replies are brilliant 3 years ago

A guy asked who the celebrity in his selfie is, and the replies are brilliant

Social media was meant for moments like this.

There's plenty wrong with the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. Fake news is everywhere, bullying is a very serious issue, trolls can be a nightmare, and some cruel people take twisted pleasure in sharing sensitive, personal images in vengeful acts of 'revenge porn'.

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That said, it can also be amazing. Not to downplay the above, but social media can be 'social' in the truest sense of the world. Shy, introverted people can find a comfortable way of communicating; those who feel alone in their particular circumstances can reach out t0 others just like them; meaningful relationships can be forged.

Plus, it's a great waste of time for those of us who take great joy in procrastinating and having a laugh. And when a critical mass of people all join in on the same joke, it can be a thing of beauty. Such was the case when a New Zealander asked Twitter who the celebrity he had just asked for a selfie with was.

James Malcolm asked his (then) circa 500 followers who a clearly famous man was when he noticed that people were asking for his autograph. 'Does anyone know who this is? People keep asking him to sign their t shirt', he innocently queried.

Not to miss out on the (possibly) golden opportunity, James went and took a photo with the (to him) mystery celebrity, whilst again questioning: 'Can someone please tell me who this celeb is? Everyone was asking him for pics and I didn't wanna feel left out'

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If you haven't already figured it out, the famous face in question belongs to world-renowned Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and actor, Nick Cave, of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Many people knew this fact, but weren't going to disclose the information without taking the piss first with some inventive suggestions to the contrary. What transpired was a glorious who's who of who Nick Cave isn't...

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Of course a lot of kind people did correctly identify Nick Cave, but it must be noted that James Malcolm is a 'stand-up comedian' according to his Twitter bio, so perhaps he knew all along.