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John Mayer’s #KyloRenChallenge is already the best meme of 2018

As it appears, John Mayer isn’t only a talented musician, he’s also a great cosplayer – a Star Wars cosplayer, to be exact.

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter has helped spark 2018’s first trend after he posted a half-naked selfie of himself wearing only high-waisted trousers. He captioned it: #KyloRenChallenge.

#kylorenchallenge

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The challenge, of course, refers to that hilarious scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi wherein Kylo and Rey are ‘Force-Skyping’, and the villain is seen topless – as if he’d just come out of the shower.

Now thanks to Mayer, everyone is getting in on the act.

Rip 2017. Overall I've had a very good year. Spent the year with the most amazing girl in the world, made new friends, and had a great time with all my friends I already had. I've grown as a person, developed new interests, and all around had a good time. Not sure what the future holds, but hopefully it will be bright. #happynewyear #2k18 #kylorenchallenge

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Starting 2018 with the #kylorenchallenge. I made sure to make it extra angry and beardy.

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@johnmayer @theellenshow, here's my #kylorenchallenge! Much love, Ramona! #kyloren #cutestbaby #starwars #mixedbaby #starwarsbaby #hugefan #r2d2 #lastjedi #babiesofinstagram #happynewyear #2018

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#KyloRenChallenge @johnmayer #BenSwolo ✨?

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Dying!! ? #kylorenchallenge #lego #starwars #thelastjedi

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Whilst Mayer can be credited with helping popularise the trend, the first #KyloRenChallenge post online appeared to come from Instagram user @lazar0d1az.

Big Boi Ben. #starwars #thelastjedi #kyloren #rey #disney #photography #photographer #film #movie #acting #cinema #theatre #theater #filmmaking #filmmaker #actor #director #hollywood #art #artist #skill #drama #thespian #movies #edit #meme #kylorenchallenge #newyear #happynewyear

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If you’re wondering why director Rian Johnson went with the creative decision to show partial nudity in a film franchise that rarely shows any skin (with the exception of Princess Leia in her gold bikini), he did so to give the audience a visual cue.

“That was important to establish what she was actually seeing,” said co-sound supervisors Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce.

“Was she hearing his voice or seeing his face or just his eyes? And so that [shirtless] scene is to inform the audience: ‘Oh, she can see his body.’ It’s also good humour.”

Via Hypebeast

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