Why do lots of people say 'mom' or 'dad' to celebrities on Twitter?




I wouldn’t know, I’m not even on Twitter


Do they? :confused:


People on Twiter being bizarrely sycophantic to public figures? What a farfetched tale!


Yeah. Here’s some mum ones https://twitter.com/rihanna/status/777592603244134400


Because they are mostly American thus mom (not kum) is the correct spelling




Twiter culture is lame as


Was it just a way of trying to get them to look at their tweet? But now it happens all the time so it’s useless


Think its a way of teenagers saying “omg adopt me plz xx”


I haven’t only just noticed this btw I’ve just been withholding it as a thread for 2 years https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinharris/teens-calling-celebs-mom?utm_term=.msxYLg9lXD#.pvNVxgWOyM


Clearly meant mum but I wasn’t going to trample on anyones joy via an edit


There are loads of pregnency plots in mainstream movies and they’re all method actors


Sort of. It’s more the ultimate compliment I think. Lorde explains here https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinharris/teens-calling-celebs-mom?utm_term=.eiZxmLzdVA#.ovdl2y54BK


A guy I know says mom I think, he is English but also young.


It is Brummie standard AFAIK.