On Sunday, June 9, Justin Bieber shocked the world by sending out a tweet challenging veteran actor Tom Cruise to a fight in the UFC Octagon.
Following his example, Twitter users everywhere are setting their sights on actors 31 years older than themselves.
Bieber's tweet was unexpected to say the least.
I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will neve… https://t.co/KsGJQ003Mh— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1560126855.0
Me after hearing Justin wants to fight Tom Cruise https://t.co/WeYj0MHygC— Ala الاء (@Ala الاء)1560163573.0
But Hollywood had better watch out—once the gauntlet has been thrown, there's no use trying to avoid it.
Justin Bieber is 25, Tom Cruise is 56. Challenge an actor 31 years older than you to a fight. I’ll go first… Sam… https://t.co/QsrfZFTWKD— Misnomer (@Misnomer)1560202525.0
@Misnomer Do NOT fight Sam Waterston on the streets of Paris. We bunked on Le Divorce and homeboy knows every cafe and rare bookshop.— Thomas Lennon (@Thomas Lennon)1560225575.0
Some of the challenged actors' fighting days are long behind them...but that wouldn't stop them from kicking the crud out of the average Twitter user.
Christopher Walken would absolutely destroy me https://t.co/fqdo64l8QZ— Jamie East (@Jamie East)1560234683.0
@Misnomer Jk. She’d kick my ass. https://t.co/yweqrf7zEV— Denise #Resister (@Denise #Resister)1560225581.0
@Misnomer She isn’t exactly 31 years my senior; but Kim Basinger better watch it... 💅🏻— Jessica J 🖇 (@Jessica J 🖇)1560221062.0
If you think Tony Bennett would go down without throwing some big swings, you're sadly mistaken.
@JessicaFastball @Misnomer Tony Bennett, are you eyeballing me? How 'bout we take this outside? https://t.co/XFxs3QwWpR— Jim O'Shaughnessy (@Jim O'Shaughnessy)1560221794.0
@jposhaughnessy @Misnomer My training begins now: https://t.co/ZAkujJliYE— Jessica J 🖇 (@Jessica J 🖇)1560222440.0
Some Twitter users got unluckily matched with truly dangerous fighters.
I ain't scared of you Jackie Chan Editor's Note: Raymond is very scared. https://t.co/QH4BPLDkb6— Raymond Summerlin (@Raymond Summerlin)1560219194.0
I've wanted to kick Sally Field's ass for decades and finally this is my chance, SHOW YOURSELF SALLY https://t.co/74TkfcnSaP— rabia O'chaudry (@rabia O'chaudry)1560233772.0
Would you be able to go toe-to-toe with a film icon like Barbra Streisand?
Ohhhh shit. Me and Barbra Streisand. That Focker. Come on, Funny Girl: it’s time for The Main Event. https://t.co/Ix2AOhOZV2— Liz Vassey (@Liz Vassey)1560234102.0
@Misnomer I'd call out Judi Dench, but she'd kick my arse.— Cathy Pegau📚🌈 (@Cathy Pegau📚🌈)1560222208.0
It doesn't matter how many great roles Jeff Goldblum has played.
Now its time to throw down.
Ian McKellen might be able to beat up Twitter user Kevin Sussman, but Sussman has another idea of how to win the competition.
@Misnomer Damn it, Ian McKellen can probably kick my ass. This sucks.— Kevin Sussman (@Kevin Sussman)1560214918.0
@Misnomer He is pretty old though. I think I could beat him at Fortnite.— Kevin Sussman (@Kevin Sussman)1560216511.0
@KevinSussman @Misnomer His hand-eye coordination probably aren't what they used to be. May be your best shot.— Alejandro (@Alejandro)1560221024.0
@AlejandroCJ3 @Misnomer Great. Now I just need someone to teach me how to play Fortnite.— Kevin Sussman (@Kevin Sussman)1560222855.0
Being 31 years older isn't always a disadvantage.
I looked and a significant number of actors 31 years older than me would probably kick my ass. Sean Penn? Absolutel… https://t.co/uQHhlpvHNV— Grookey Gang Pelka (@Grookey Gang Pelka)1560236325.0
@Misnomer I got Robert DeNiro. No way am I challenging him to a fight.— Pedro Pascal (@Pedro Pascal)1560264919.0
Prepare yourselves, stars, because Twitter users are coming for you and they're ready to rumble.
@Misnomer Lee Majors when I was 10 I watched you every week and now I’m here to watch you bleed— TheMoonIsTooSMALLHat (@TheMoonIsTooSMALLHat)1560225396.0