This awkward John Green photo is now a full-fledged Twitter meme

tumblr_n4wyl5fFHJ1rprch2o1_1280.jpg (JPEG Image, 1000 × 550 pixels)
Is #johning the new #planking?

The upcoming The Fault in Our Stars movie means that mainstream news organizations are having to find ways to write about John Green’s “Internet fame,” and oh boy, are they off to a good start.

In the first of what will probably be many magazine photoshoots, the Hollywood Reporter made John Green pretend to be writing on his laptop in the least comfortable pose imaginable. Please take note of his technique, aspiring novelists and vlog superstars.

Photo via edwardspoonhands/Tumblr

This awkward photo quickly caught the attention of John Green’s friends and fans, with fellow vlogbrother Hank Green posting a selfie of himself in the same pose.

Yes, this is how Internet People look like when they’re working. We now have photographic proof.

Photo via edwardspoonhands/Tumblr

Is #johnning (or #johning) the new planking? Probably not, but we can almost certainly expect more awkward, supposedly Internet-themed photoshoots in John Green’s future.

Photo via edwardspoonhands/Tumblr

john green
We need to talk about 'The Fault in Our Stars'
BY NICO LANG AND LEAH PICKETT Nico: Bonjour, dear readers and welcome to another week of reading books on the Internet. My name is Nico Lang, and I am the Opinion editor at the Daily Dot, as well as your slightly beleaguered LitChat co-host. Most weeks I'll be perky and chipper, but having finished this week's book earlier today, I'm a bit flummoxed.
From Our VICE Partners

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!