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What’s the big hype about snapchat?
— Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) July 21, 2016
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:
- Documenting your horrific sex crimes
- Trolling the person running against you for president
- Confusing former presidents
- Making your drunk girlfriend go viral
- Mocking your children
- Being a hoe
- “Accidental” dick pics
- Lowkey racism
- Helping the government build a facial recognition database
- Embracing your loneliness
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.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'