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There's A New Idris Elba Doll For Sale—And It's Getting Roasted For Not Looking At All Like Him 😂

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Creating egregiously inept likenesses of celebrities is a time-honored tradition.

There's an entire CHAIN of museum's, Madame Tussaud's, dedicated to the artform! I once saw a wax statue of 80s-era Madonna in the London Tussaud's so wildly inaccurate the woman looked like a wild animal. I mean I know she's sort of famous for that tooth gap and was unafraid of a heavy brow in the 80s, but this statue looked like an actual werewolf was awarded a recording contract. It was... well it was hilarious, but also very inept. There was also an Angelina Jolie that straight-up looked like a man. It was a whole thing!

And it is in that grand tradition that a new doll depicting Idris Elba was created by British retailer Emperis! For the bargain price of 850 Great British Pounds, which is *tries math, can't* at least $1000, you can have this beautiful, painstakingly created depiction of the most beautiful man on the earth:


I have questions.

First of all, what even is this?

Furthermore, why does Idris only have one shoulder? Did he just shatter it into oblivion in a traumatic fall and that is why he is posed this way?

Most importantly, this is an obvious scam: this doll dead-ass looks like Mr. Gaines, the cranky restaurant owner from 90s sitcom "A Different World," and I cannot believe anyone is falling for this.

Anyway, it wasn't just me who was like "EXCUSE ME WHAT" about this dolly. The internet was also like "OKAY BUT WHO NOW?"

And many thought it looked more like actor Romany Malco than Idris:

And other people who are emphatically NOT Idris Elba, such as Gregory Hines:

And a Harry Potter mainstay, but Black:

And ... this:

And Coolio:

And a hybrid of Romany Malco and Jeff Goldblum:

In fact so many people thought it was Romany Malco Romany Malco had to confirm it wasn't Romany Malco:

Glad that's settled! Now if we can just get to the bottom of who in the Emperis Quality Control Department needs to be fired immediately, we'll be all set!

H/T Daily Mail, The Independent

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Reddit user u/GeekyKirby wanted to get something for their boyfriend for his birthday, but he said not to get him anything because it is so close to Christmas, so they decided it was time to get creative.

When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
We over at r/fondanthate love your buttercream meme! - cherrylpk
This is one of the best things I've ever seen on Reddit! - backfromthedead
You're a very thoughtful and creative girlfriend! <3 - mediaclone
I'd have a hard time eating this, very cute. - FrontierFrance210
A meme!?!?!? On a cake!?!??!?!?!?!Now i've seen everything! - Indetermination

A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too 🤞🏽- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:



Latte Art:

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The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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