Is it possible to be very bad and very good at Instagram at the same time? We say yes, and Blake Lively is here to prove it. On Wednesday (August 15), Lively made a common Instagram mistake when she messed up a caption underneath a photo of herself and husband Ryan Reynolds. After tagging Reynolds in the photo, she forgot to put a space between his name and the heart emoji that followed it.
And since the Gossip Girl star has over 22 million followers, it didn’t take long for fans to notice. “I’m crying at her and the fact that she doesn’t know she needs to put a space after an emoji for the tag to work,” one fan commented. Rather than clap back at the fan, Lively decided to troll herself instead. “Good point,” she wrote. “@blakelively is so dumb!!!!” She then went back and fixed the comment, adding a shoutout to the perceptive fan who called her out in the first place. “Best friend. Owner of @aviationgin. Sexy AF. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid,” she wrote.
Take a look for yourself, below:
So just like that, Lively both failed and owned Instagram in one fell swoop, which should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following her charming social media misadventures. In May, she mysteriously deleted all her photos on the social media app without so much as a warning. She even unfollowed her own husband, which sent fans into a tizzy. As it turns out, the stunt was to promote her upcoming film A Simple Favor, which she stars in opposite Anna Kendrick.
At the time, Reynolds took the unfollow in stride. “Yes, she did. I’m very sad about that. Definitely stinks,” he said during an interview on the Australian radio program Smallzy’s Surgery. “It’s a terrible way to find out that I’ve been kicked out of the house, to be honest. Absolutely terrible. I don’t know where rage like that comes from.”
Don’t ever leave us again, Lively. Instagram just wouldn’t be the same without you.