Celebs Are Making Everyone Thirsty By Participating In The “Handstand Challenge”
Apply some hand standitiser.
A few days ago Tom Holland recorded himself doing the ‘handstand challenge’, which is apparently putting a t-shirt on while doing a handstand. It’s taken off, with other celebs challenging each other to do the hard task.
Self-isolation is hard for many reasons, and one of those reasons is that people trapped in their homes for long periods of time are going to be extra thirsty. But helpfully, or perhaps very very unhelpfully, some celebrities have arrived to give us the content we need. None of us need hot, rich celebrities singing us ‘Imagine’, and we certainly don’t need to know if you’re bored while in your giant mansion. The only thing we need from you are short videos where you exert yourselves physically in some sort of made-up challenge, in order to please us. Preferably shirtless. Precious Tom Holland kicked all of this off a few days ago, when he attempted the challenge, and obviously found it extremely taxing.
It was apparently taxing in a different way for all the people watching also.
seeing tom holland try and put his shirt on while in a handstand was so hot and really what i needed in my life right now thank you tom
— taylor chalamet (@taylorvschmidt) April 1, 2020
I may have watched Tom Holland’s shirtless handstand video more times than I would like to admit
— Fio (@FiorellaRabonIV) April 2, 2020
Things really ramped up when Holland challenged his Marvel colleague Jake Gyllenhaal to do the challenge. Gyllenhaal seemingly did it effortlessly, with much less huffing and moaning and groaning than Holland. Which I suppose is a good thing?
Anyway, people loved it.
me watching jake gyllenhaal putting on a tshirt while doing a handstand pic.twitter.com/IlJx8RWQFo
— nic (@gyllenhive) April 4, 2020
jake gyllenhaal's insta is just what we need in these thirsty iso times
— Brigid Delaney (@BrigidWD) April 2, 2020
Jake nominated Hugh Jackman, his sister Maggie, and 50 Cent (what?) to do the challenge next.
fuck I’m gonna be up all night wondering why Jake gyllenhaal nominated 50 cent to do the handstand shirt challenge
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) April 3, 2020
Happily, Maggie took him up on his offer, and smashed it.
Maggie Gyllenhaal literally ate Jake up when doing this pic.twitter.com/SlPnGOopNA
— Rachael (@Gagasjolie) April 4, 2020
Defeating every single one of them was Lolo Jones, an American Olympian, who in keeping with the thirsty theme said “first I want to thank them for having their shirt off because I haven’t seen a man in 25 days…” and then absolute smashed it, including sipping a wine.
when I saw Spider-Man and Jake Gyllenhaal do a handstand challenge with one shirt…
first I want to thank them for having their shirt off because I haven’t seen a man in 25 days and also
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) April 4, 2020
We’ll see in coming days if other celebrities get on board (please do one 50 Cent), but even though he didn’t get shirtless, the best response overall was from Ryan Reynolds, who was challenged originally by Tom Holland.
Ryan Reynolds has zero interest in accepting the put on a shirt while doing a handstand challenge pic.twitter.com/8OHwr16Y2W
— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) April 4, 2020