John Mayer Creates the Latest Social Media Craze, the #KyloRenChallenge

The stylemaster is at it again.
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Stylemaster John Mayer is back at it again. Known for taking to his Snapchat to give out style advice, Mayer has taught fans everything from T-shirt care, grooming, and of course, how to tell if your Costco Kirkland 11 sneakers are fake. Now the singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer extraordinaire has created the latest craze to hit social media: the #KyloRenChallenge.

Taking to his personal Instagram account, Mayer posed shirtless à la Adam Driver in Star Wars: The Last Jedi with the hashtag #KyloRenChallenge. The scene from The Last Jedi involves Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, speaking to protagonist Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, without a shirt and wearing a pair of high-waisted trousers.

On that scene, director Rian Johnson stated:

“It’s all about those Force connection scenes. The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, is if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it. And so it was just another way of kind of disrobing Kylo literally and figuratively a little bit more, and pushing that sense of these conversations becoming increasingly more intimate.”

Many Star Wars fans followed Mayer’s lead and posted their own #KyloRenChallenge on Instagram.

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