'Jason Derulo just fell down the stairs at the MET Gala': The story behind the viral meme.

Spare a thought for old mate Jason Derulo, reader friends.

And I’m not even talking about the 28-year-old’s latest “hit” ‘Swalla’ (although it is beyond terrible), but the recording artist’s reintroduction to Twitter’s trending list today.

You see, according to the good people of the Twitterverse, Derulo took a glorious tumble down the stairs of the MET Gala in New York City today.

Ahem, like so:

The image of Derulo’s stumble has gone viral, but it is with great pain that I inform you not everything is… as it seems.

  1. Jason Derulo was not at the 2018 ‘Heavenly Bodies’ MET Gala. Mostly because nobody has thought of Jason Derulo since he delivered the Pulitzer-winning lyrics, “Been around the world, don’t speak the language. But your booty don’t need explaining.”
  2. Anna Wintour would sneeze at those lyrics because she’s allergic to mediocrity.
  3. The photo wasn’t even taken at the MET Gala.
  4. The dude in said photo is… absolutely not Jason Derulo.

‘Make people believe Jason Derulo fell down the MET Gala stairs’ is, apparently, something of a pastime for people with access to the internet/overwhelming and inexplicable boredom.

And look, I’m not even mad.

Carry on, comrades. Can’t wait for this to resurface in 2019.

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