Just over a week ago, Pitch Perfect and Twilight actress, Anna Kendrick, found herself feeling the pain so many of us have felt at one point or another: having one of our social media accounts hacked.
But when she found out her Twitter account had been compromised, Anna Kendrick responded in true Anna Kendrick fashion, finding the silver lining in an otherwise frustrating moment.
Over the course of approximately two hours that Saturday afternoon, Kendrick's account bombarded her over 7-million Twitter followers with tweets that used expletives, racial slurs, linked into inappropriate websites, and were overall un-Anna-Kendrick-like.
Fans of Kendrick and her films were quick to assume her account had been compromised, based on the nature of the tweets, as well as the unrealistic frequency of tweeting on an otherwise infrequently used account.
But true to Kendrick's nature, she managed to find some sort of silver lining in an account hack that just added to the mayhem of the year that is 2020.
Like so many of us who are feeling horribly isolated from friends, family, and even old acquaintances, Kendrick embraced the weird opportunity to reconnect that the breach gave her.
"Well, the fun thing about getting my Twitter briefly hacked is that people I hadn't heard from in years reached out to let me know."
Well, the fun thing about getting my Twitter briefly hacked is that people I hadn’t heard from in years reached out… https://t.co/UjImzD21yj— Anna Kendrick (@Anna Kendrick) 1608085905.0
And Kendrick's Twitter followers were downright happy for her after this little moment: happy to see her back on Twitter, to see her reunited with an old friend, and to see the issue had been solved.
Some replied to Kendrick's tweet, pointing out that the sheer number of tweets tipped them off.
@AnnaKendrick47 Lol 😂 you only tweet every couple of months. Which is why I was surprised when there were like 30+… https://t.co/9oBEYSQ4H7— Whitney Dawe (@Whitney Dawe) 1608085965.0
@AnnaKendrick47 Another bonus (for your followers at least) is that this event has got you Tweeting more in 24 hour… https://t.co/zF4EC5EGRg— Dean Rosario (@Dean Rosario) 1608086448.0
@AnnaKendrick47 I have my notifications on for you, and my phone was blowing up and you were the last one I expecte… https://t.co/UTlu4427EH— Mgwilson2019 (@Mgwilson2019) 1608168595.0
A few also wished they were James, rich with the possibility of reconnecting with Kendrick.
@AnnaKendrick47 James is sooooo Lucky...while I lament not being a High school Friend of yours, I shall eat away my… https://t.co/0zz04cAj8S— Uncle Lewis (@Uncle Lewis) 1608090125.0
A few followers also praised Kendrick's outlook on the situation.
@AnnaKendrick47 Love to see how good you are to deal with disturbing situations. I certainly understand why you took a social media break— meg (@meg) 1608086123.0
@AnnaKendrick47 Love how you turn situations into something humorous. I think it’s a good defense mechanism. But al… https://t.co/nMjRH2nMkP— meg (@meg) 1608086012.0
@AnnaKendrick47 @AnnaKendrick47 i love the way you handle the situation. Maybe if other ppls account was hacked th… https://t.co/riDS2tUDM0— shairenvillareal (@shairenvillareal) 1608226660.0
@AnnaKendrick47 Of course you come back with a joke. What a queen 💁🏻♀️ Love your coping mechanism angel— 𝒟𝑜𝓂𝒾𝓃𝒾𝓆𝓊𝑒 (@𝒟𝑜𝓂𝒾𝓃𝒾𝓆𝓊𝑒) 1608086162.0
Though getting your account hacked is nothing short of frustrating, Anna Kendrick has proven that it might be an opportunity for a few laughs, and maybe even to connect with some old friends.
During a year like 2020, with many of us still tucked away at home, that doesn't sound like the worst idea.