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


#1

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#2

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


#3

Do they? :confused:


#4

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


#5

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


#6

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


#7

Hehe


#8

Twiter culture is lame as


#9

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


#10

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


#11

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


#12

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


#13

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


#14

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


#15

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


#16

It is Brummie standard AFAIK.