Adam Driver, the tall, brooding actor who plays a “Star Wars” villain with daddy issues, said he doesn’t know the definition of “emo” — and now Twitter is very confused.
“How can Adam Driver not know what emo is when he’s literally the embodiment of emo,” one Twitter user asks of the actor who plays Kylo Ren.
The whole issue started with Rolling Stone’s new “Star Wars” deep dive. In the interview, Driver asks the author what “emo” means during a discussion about Kylo Ren’s character.
“Adam Driver has a question for me. ‘What,’ he asks, ‘is emo?” Sounds weird, and I thought it was bullsh– until Driver started speaking about Kylo Ren’s feels,” RS’ Brian Hiatt wrote. “‘You have someone who’s being told that he’s special his whole life, and he can feel it. And he feels everything probably more intensely than the people around him, you know?”
If you think Driver’s description of Kylo’s “feels” sounds pretty much like the definition of “emo,” you are not alone.
“Adam Driver claiming not to know what emo means is the most emo thing I’ve ever heard,” another Twitter user said.
See more hilarious reactions below.
How can Adam Driver not know what emo is when he's literally the embodiment of emo pic.twitter.com/e2vU7Of9De
— taylor (@adumbdriver) November 30, 2017
Adam Driver claiming not to know what emo means is the most emo thing I’ve ever heard.
— Skylo Ren (@SkyyTweet) November 30, 2017
I can’t believe adam driver doesn’t know what emo means isn’t that the whole point of kylo ren
— laney (@seinfeId) November 30, 2017
adam driver having a RIVETING emo performance while not knowing what emo is >>> john williams composing the score without watching any scenes
— bane (@saintmachina) November 30, 2017
no way adam driver does not know what emo means i refuse to believe ths
— dumbass carat (@magicaIgirI) November 29, 2017
adam driver: what is emo?
— sandra ???? (@daisyridleys) November 29, 2017
adam driver asking what “emo” is, not knowing that the character he plays is the exact definition of the word, is my aesthetic
— andea (@adamdriverz) November 29, 2017
So Adam Driver is def trolling with this Emo business
— Matt (@matt_artifacts) November 29, 2017
you fools. adam driver knows what it means to be emo. he invented it and now he's trying to hide his shameful past as the true white emo king he is
— kae (@nebulasian) November 30, 2017