It didn’t take long for celebrities – and their social media managers – to get some zeal against the Facebook shutdown for six hours on Monday.
Stars like Reese Witherspoon, Snoop Dogg, Adele and even Dolly Parton posted light-hearted comments about the devastation around the world — including on sister site Instagram and messaging service WhatsApp.
Considering Twitter is a rival to Facebook, the tech drama has set the micro-blogging site on fire with witty jokes and memes – including from several celebrities.
Straight out of the gate: Dolly Parton’s account charges this hilarious meme of the country icon swinging through saloon doors as Twitter floods of users amid a Facebook outage
Dolly, 75, posted a meme of her baring through the saloon’s swinging doors, with the caption: ‘Everyone showing up to @Twitter today while @Facebook @instagram @WhatsApp down like…’
Rapper Snoop Dogg appeared to encourage his fans to smoke by tweeting: ‘Ig down? Take a roll and be productive.’
Reese Witherspoon’s account also posted a ‘Thank You’ meme from her mouth, which it said was Twitter’s reaction to ‘all other social platforms’ being ‘kaput’.
Never missed a trick: Reese Witherspoon’s account even posted this meme of ‘thank you’ from her mouth in response to Twitter receiving the benefits of the outage
Nice one, guys! Stars including Snoop Dogg, Diane Warren and Tara Reid crack jokes
Weird: Adele — who is rumored to be promoting her next album titled 30 — simply posted ‘Hiya babes!’ on Twitter’s official account. replied with.
Oscar-nominated songwriter Diane Warren quips: ‘Does this mean that 4,000 Facebook friends aren’t really my good friends??’
Writer and comedian Beth Lapides joked: ‘Facebook and Instagram being down is the most comforting thing that has happened all year.’
Whitney Cummings also shared: ‘The more p****edd you are that IG is down, the less you need to worry because you’re probably silent anyway.’
Kids’ favourites: Even Peppa Pig got in on the joke amid horrific outage
Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt re-posted a meme that featured himself with the tag ‘Twitter’ running far ahead of other runners who had ‘Facebook,’ ‘Instagram’ and ‘WhatsApp’ on their bodies Were.
He captioned the post, ‘Who did this.’
Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block, who announced they would be on tour next year, used the outage as a joke and promotional opportunity when he wrote, ‘Guess the #blockheads crashed @instagram And @Facebook again.’
He then reposted the graphic for the upcoming tour.
Struggling to keep up: Usain Bolt compares this image to runners defeating a race, how other social media platforms other than Twitter were running
It’s Always the Blockheads: Donnie Wahlberg joked that fans of New Kids on the Block crashed social media sites promoting the tour, which the band announced today.
Several humorous reactions were triggered by the official Twitter account tweeting ‘hello literally everyone’ mocking the fact that social media users had nowhere else to turn.
Adele – who is rumored to be promoting her next album titled 30 – replied simply, ‘Hiya babes!’
However, it was probably no laughing matter for CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the outage cost his company an estimated $7 billion.
Technicians tried to ‘manually reset’ its server on Monday afternoon, which appeared to be working.
One of the first celebs to post on Instagram after the outage was Amy Schumer who said, ‘Okay? Influencers What did you do with your leisure time?’
And we’re back: One of the first celebs to post on Instagram after the outage was Amy Schumer who said, ‘Okay? Influencers What did you do with your leisure time?’