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Wesley Snipes wants to know what the big hype about Snapchat is

The man needs answers.

Feb 29, 2020, 3:19 am*

Internet Culture

Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

Wesley Snipes, star of White Men Can’t Jump and Demolition Man, is fairly up to date on social media for a man who spent three years in prison on a tax evasion charge. He’s on Twitter, he’s on Instagram, and yet…

Oh man. Why is it so funny to imagine Blade, the daywalking vampire killer, on Snapchat? I don’t know, but I can’t be alone in laughing. Anyway, Snipes’ Twitter followers weren’t all that helpful on the subject.

All good answers, in their way, but we’re leaving out some of the photo-and-video-sharing app’s major points of appeal. Snapchat is great for:

So who the hell are you to refuse, Wesley? Are you afraid, as a ’90s action icon, that you can’t hang with the teens anymore? If nothing else…

On second thought, maybe vampires don’t even appear in selfies.

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*First Published: Jul 21, 2016, 7:22 pm