X-Men star Hugh Jackman’s name trends on social media after K-pop group Stray Kids actor Felix said a happy birthday on Instagram.
X-Men star Hugh Jackmans The name started on trend early this morning after fans noticed actor Felix (from K-pop group Stray Kids) wishing a happy birthday on Instagram. Jackman was among the pioneering actors portraying Marvel superheroes when Marvel Comics began their concerted efforts to establish themselves in feature films in the early 2000s. His portrayal of the claw mutant Wolverine first debuted in the 2000s X-Men, and recently retired almost two decades later, in 2017 Logan. Alongside his co-star Sir Patrick Stewart, who portrayed Professor X in almost every movie that Wolverine starred, Jackman holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a live-action superhero. His tenure as Wolverine finally cemented Jackman as one of the most famous movie stars around the world.
In the past few months, Jackman has also grown thanks to his. drawn into the world of internet K-pop discourse X-Men Origins: Wolverine Co-Star Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds, who portrays the eponymous Merc-with-a-Mouth in 20th Century Fox Dead Pool Movies, recently wind of Deadpool-inspired performance by K-pop group Stray Kids. After congratulating the group, Reynolds made a teasing comment referring to them as his “new favorite Australian” – clearly a playful encounter with his close friend Jackman, who is also from Australia. After Jackman responded with his own lighthearted comments, the actor’s association with Stray Kids was deemed terminated; however, this does not appear to be the case.
Stray Kids’ official Instagram account recently posted a picture of group member Felix wishing a happy birthday. Just below the caption, Jackman also got involved with his own birthday wishes for the 21-year-old K-pop artist. Check out the comment below:
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K-pop has become an international cultural and financial juggernaut around the world in recent years. Matters relating to K-pop artists are regularly trending on social media sites, and it shows how much influence fans have. Even something as mundane as a birthday message can get tens of thousands of likes and make the commenter’s name trending. For a fandom as internationally diverse as Stray Kids, who refer to themselves as “stays,” social media is becoming the primary medium through which fans interact and discuss news.
Given the popularity of Marvel films in South Korea, the ongoing saga of Stray Kids is with Hugh Jackman is not surprising. K-pop artists tend to be much younger than most English-speaking pop artists; For reference, Jackman’s first appearance as Wolverine made his debut two months before Felix was born. Despite being international stars themselves, K-pop artists are just as much superhero fans as the rest of the movie population.
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