What, you thought you’d heard the last of Chewbacca Mom? HA!
PSYCH! Nah, it continues.
Candace Payne is a name you know because she reached fantastical levels of fame by simply putting on a toy Chewbacca mask and filming herself hysterically laughing on Facebook Live, clinching the title for most viewed FB Live video of all time.
Since then, she’s had a helluva lot of media appearances, allegedly started charging $20 for autographs, made a shit tonne of cash money, and is now on the same level of fame as John Cusack, who has been a famous actor since the 80s and was very good in ‘High Fidelity’ and that 80s teen move where he holds up the boombox in front of the girl’s window. Whatever that was called.
Just putting this up here without comment. pic.twitter.com/gCh2xntGb9
— Scott Chitwood (@Red5Aggie) June 3, 2016
Now, Payne has her very own action figure:
— Hasbro (@HasbroNews) June 17, 2016
And while her fame lasted a whole lot longer than most of us expected it to, there’s a lotta unhappy people responding to Hasbro. Here’s just some of them:
— Billy Madison (@BMS_Billy) June 17, 2016
@HasbroNews once she started charging for autographs I was done. This needs to stop.
— Scott Casanova (@scottcasanova) June 17, 2016
— Chris (@prsvshine) June 17, 2016
— Megaman (@Texas111) June 18, 2016
@HasbroNews ugh please stop!!
— Kora?(*^?^*)/ (@KoraLaw) June 18, 2016
And we’ll be honest – while we are never opposed to happiness and joyfulness being shared on video, these are very, very, VERY valid questions:
@HasbroNews Thought Chewbacca Mom was feel good story but enough already. Can we at least NOW get a Luke Skywalker TFA figure instead?
— Vince 22 (@VinceGagliardi) June 18, 2016
— Michael Jamieson (@FlamingDriptray) June 19, 2016
Photo: Twitter / @Hasbro.