Image of “Gaystar Emo Boy” Goes Viral on Twitter, earning 1.6 MILLION likes in under 3 hours

On October 4th, 2022, Twitter user @serialswaghaver posted a photo presumably of her friend, with the simple caption “gaystar emo boy swag”, and spent a currently unknown amount of money to promote the Tweet using Twitter’s “promoted Tweets” feature. The image surprisingly skyrocketed in attention, gaining retweets from celebrities such as Oprah and Chris Rock, bolstering over 1.6 million likes in just over 2 and a half hours, being the fastest growing tweet on the website to date. The identity of the “Gaystar Emo Boy” is currently unknown, with many begging for more images.