11 Extremely Unhinged Posts Facebook Promoted Due to the Big Celebrity Page Bug

11 Extremely Unhinged Posts Facebook Promoted Due to the Big Celebrity Page Bug

The day Facebook's news feed went berserk, we all learned that people sent very weird things to celebrities on Facebook.

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I sincerely don’t even know what this is supposed to mean.
I sincerely don’t even know what this is supposed to mean.
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @urpersonaljosus

Earlier Wednesday, Facebook endured the digital equivalent of what happens when you drink one too many and your body says: “No, ma’am.” It filled users’ news feeds across the globe with very weird posts that random people had sent to celebrities like Eminem, Taylor Swift, and Nicki Minaj—stuff that wouldn’t turn up on the app’s front page if Facebook were operating normally.

Users baffled by Facebook’s digital vomit went over to Twitter to discuss, vent, and laugh their butts off at the truly outrageous comments and memes people sent to their idols.

“Can someone tell me why my Facebook feed is full of strangers posting to celebrities!?” a user named Kasey tweeted on Wednesday morning. “I have a lot of ‘Hello Daddy’ posts to The Rock and that’s just the beginning... ‘Whats up’ x 1000 to Taylor Swift!? Huh!??????”

The Verge reported that some folks even tried to make money during the chaos and included links to their PayPal accounts and cryptocurrency projects.

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, told Gizmodo in an email on Wednesday morning that the debacle was caused by a “configuration change” that was now resolved.

“Earlier today, a configuration change caused some people to have trouble with their Facebook Feed. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” the company said.

While the incident was no doubt unpleasant for the Facebook employees tasked with fixing the mess, it did provide me with some key takeaways. First of all, even though many like to point out that Facebook is a dinosaur that no one likes anymore—the platform reported that its monthly daily active users had declined for the first time in its nearly two-decade history earlier this year, although it should be noted that it still had 1.93 billion DAUs—there appeared to be quite a lot of people that noticed this problem on their Facebook feeds. Huh.

Secondly, even though this was deemed to be a bug, the strange comments sure provided a lot of laughs. And hey, it’s been a while since Facebook actually delighted people, if I do say so myself.

We’ve rounded up some of the weirdest posts brought to light by Facebook’s technical issues for your viewing pleasure. They include a man apparently asking Shakira if his hips don’t lie, a husband confessing to Nicki Minaj that she’s his celebrity crush, a judgmental chihuahua, also sent to Nicki Minaj, comparing her to Miley Cyrus, and what seems to be a grocery list for Ryan Reynolds.

Enjoy.

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Enrique Iglesias Has Back Problems...?

Enrique Iglesias Has Back Problems...?

An image of a cat trying to fix someone's back pain with a wrench.
At first I thought this was a funny cat meme but now that I look at it, I think it might be dissing chiropractors.
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @gyarugoyle
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Someone Worked Very Hard on This Finding Nemo Car and Really Wanted to Send It To Taylor Swift

Someone Worked Very Hard on This Finding Nemo Car and Really Wanted to Send It To Taylor Swift

An image of a car painted like Marlin, the dad from "Finding Nemo," with the phrase "where's my fuckin son."
You gotta admire the dedication.
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @urpersonaljosus
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And Then There Is This Man Who Seems to Be Challenging Shakira to a Dance Off

And Then There Is This Man Who Seems to Be Challenging Shakira to a Dance Off

A photo of a man holding a glass of wine is shown along with the phrase "do you think my hips don't lie?" The post is to Shakira's FB page.
But what is the pineapple doing there?
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @missatomicmell
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Camila Cabello Inspires Pain in This User, I Believe

Camila Cabello Inspires Pain in This User, I Believe

A meme of a crying cat with the text "no jokes today, only pain" is shown. The post is on Camila Cabello's FB.
Why you have to bring the furry babies into this?
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @MattNavarra
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A Husband Confessing His Love for Nicki Minaj... and Hoping His Wife Doesn’t See

A Husband Confessing His Love for Nicki Minaj... and Hoping His Wife Doesn’t See

A man posts "You're my celebrity crush, I hope my wife doesn't see this" on Nicki Minaj's page.
Because the best way for your wife not to see this message is to post it on FB?
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @KingJeremy12
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A Daft Punk Fan Still Isn’t Over Their Split

A Daft Punk Fan Still Isn’t Over Their Split

An image of two metallic hand dryers in a bathroom is shown along with the text "everything reminds me of them" in Spanish. It is posted on Daft Punk's FB page.
A bit of a stretch but I see what you’re saying!
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @rjcc
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I Wonder if Ryan Reynolds Ever Came Back With All That

I Wonder if Ryan Reynolds Ever Came Back With All That

A FB user posts "Reminder: Eggs, Dog food, Bologna, Bread, cheese, onion, detergent" on Ryan Reynolds' wall.
I wonder if this was a joke.
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @StaceyT29
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Don’t Mess With the Chihuahua, Nicki

Don’t Mess With the Chihuahua, Nicki

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I’m Kind of Saddened by This But Don’t Know Why the Person Told Vin Diesel

I’m Kind of Saddened by This But Don’t Know Why the Person Told Vin Diesel

A screenshot of a message on Vin Diesel's wall stating: "i sold our TVs for the family."
And you tell Vin Diesel this because?
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @jazzbennett_
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Morbin Meme FTW

Morbin Meme FTW

A fan posts a screenshot of "Morbin Road" on Google Maps and posts it to Jared Leto's FB page.
Jared Leto will never escape this meme.
Screenshot: Jody Serrano / Gizmodo / @gyarugoyle
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