Clint Eastwood’s Chair Talk Sparks Worldwide Hit
Clint Eastwood talks to a chair at the National Republican Convention, and creates an internet sensation. Years from now many won’t remember what Mitt Romney or his VP hopeful, Paul Ryan, had to say at the convention. It won’t be because what they delivered was boring or lacked spirit, it’ll be based on the fact that they were upstaged by an empty chair.
This week celebrated actor/director Clint Eastwood showed his campaign pride in an odd way. Instead of just giving a recycled speech about America, he talked to a chair. The chair actually represented an invisible Obama, so that makes Eastwood seem a little less crazy.
Many judge the Republican Convention for being too formal and scripted, but Eastwood’s unrehearsed stunt has shaken everyone’s aforementioned beliefs.
Eastwood was given clearance to make the speech by Romney’s team, and was also given points to touch on. He did, just to a chair. One of Romney’s advisors, Stuart Stevens, said, “He spoke from the heart with a classic improv sketch, which everyone at the convention loved.” This included Romney himself, who was seen laughing at the whole thing backstage.
This not only caused laughter, but a new internet fascination. A meme popped up showcasing Eastwood and his friend…the chair. A twitter account for the chair has already reached 40k followers within a day. The world once had “Tebowing” but now it appears that “Eastwooding” is the latest craze.
When you’re an Oscar winner and Hollywood legend, you never think one of your biggest attributes to pop culture will be talking to a chair, well Eastwood this is a first now, isn’t it?