Twitter Is Debating If Young Al Pacino Or Young Robert De Niro Is Hotter—And The Thirst Is Real
A tiny innocent Twitter poll created to settle a debate at a wedding turned into possibly the most heated voting campaign since 2020.
Twitter user Ashley Reese launched the poll after attendees at a wedding could not come to an agreement on who was hotter: Young Al Pacino or Young Robert De Niro.
While it seems like a simple choice, the poll turned out 277,000 voters before it closed after 24 hours. And while the voter turnout in itself is more than impressive, the most insane part of this poll is that it ended in a tie.
A tie! More than a quarter of a million people were split 50/50 on this debate.
\u201cAt a wedding and having a big debate rn. Please vote. Who was hotter?\u201d— Ashley Reese (@Ashley Reese) 1684027371
The debate became so heated, in fact, that people took the fight to TikTok.
\u201c@offbeatorbit my sister was on tiktok and THIS VIDEO ABOUT YOUR POLL popped up on her feed. \ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude2d\n\nhttps://t.co/FRduADDVuW\u201d— \ud835\udc11\ud835\udc21\ud835\udc1e\ud835\udc1a\ud83c\udf3f (@\ud835\udc11\ud835\udc21\ud835\udc1e\ud835\udc1a\ud83c\udf3f) 1684106746
As its popularity soared, other outlets began to report on this phenomenon.
\u201cLOL WHAT. NOT TMZ \ud83d\ude2d https://t.co/N5CTc6kwV4\u201d— Ashley Reese (@Ashley Reese) 1684027371
Even Fox News got in on the action.
The poll also leaked into the time slot of the highly anticipated election episode of Succession, which heightened the drama even more.
And the masses flooded Twitter with their talking points to try and sway voters.
\u201c@CharliNye @RaxKingIsDead @offbeatorbit excuse me\u201d— Ashley Reese (@Ashley Reese) 1684027371
\u201cthe answer is de niro if it isn't both tho\u201d— endora bullshit (@endora bullshit) 1684106596
\u201c@offbeatorbit De Niro was hotter longer. But Pacino was hot af in Serpico. Look at those eyes.\u201d— Ashley Reese (@Ashley Reese) 1684027371
\u201c@offbeatorbit This is the correct answer, are half of you having some kind of episode, what on earth.\u201d— Ashley Reese (@Ashley Reese) 1684027371
\u201c@offbeatorbit I feel like I\u2019m being gaslit \ud83d\ude2b look at Bobby D here- LOOK AT HIM! Like, Al was cute but Robert was fuego \ud83d\udd25\u201d— Ashley Reese (@Ashley Reese) 1684027371
\u201c@Ms_PaulaEssi @offbeatorbit DeNiro cute. Pacino \ud83d\udd25 That is the difference between who you think you want to have sex with so Pacino wins. Fyi Pacino has more than just 1 picture where he looks hot&sexy. DeNiro that 1 pic is all over the place on repeat. Al Pacino was the man women wanted. Ask Diane Keaton.\u201d— Ashley Reese (@Ashley Reese) 1684027371
\u201c@offbeatorbit I submit for the jury Pacino\u2019s mugshots \ud83d\ude0d (I have them framed in my house lol)\u201d— Ashley Reese (@Ashley Reese) 1684027371
While the poll has closed and the results are in, the debate is far from over.
But I think we can all agree they were both 🔥.