This Boy’s Reaction To Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Performance Is 2018’s Latest Meme
5 February 2018, 10:36
The Internet having a field day.
While the actual performance was riddled with sound issues, controversy over 2004's 'nipplegate' with Janet Jackson and a serious lack of N*SYNC, there's one thing that people can't stop talking about.
Towards the end of his performance, Timberlake went into the crowd to mingle with audience members as he sang his 2017 chart-topper 'Can't Stop The Feeling'.
The camera panned to a young boy - who was later identified as 13-year-old Ryan McKenna - who eagerly took a selfie with the singer before seemingly looking at the images back on his phone.
However, for viewers at home and on the Internet watching, it appeared as the though McKenna was simply uninterested in being in such close proximity to Timberlake.
Thus, a new meme for 2017 was born - welcome, #SelfieKid.
Here's the actual selfie he took.
Following the viral comment, McKenna said in an interview: "I just thought to myself, ‘I’ll never get this opportunity again in my whole life,’"
"I just went for it."
Meanwhile, Timberlake has faced criticism from Prince fans following his tribute to the late singer during his performance.
Following rumours that a hologram of Prince would be featured, the 'Man Of The Woods' star covered "I Would Die 4 U" alongside a video of the late singer performing behind him as he played the piano.