Sometimes social media can enlighten. Sometimes it can enrage us. Sometimes it can simply confuse us. And sometimes we can read a lot into it based on seemingly tiny moves in the space. It’s this last part that has Robert Downey Jr. fans in a bit of an uproar this week.
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That’s because apparently, the actor has unfollowed all of his Marvel colleagues on Instagram. In the celebrity world, this is tantamount to a breakup and fans were quick to chime in on what it could mean.
The social media move for Robert Downey Jr. was noticed Friday when it looked like, on Instagram where he has 50.7 million followers and *only* follows 43 people, none of whom now include Marvel castmates. Among the following group is mostly just various business accounts including Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, The Smithsonian, and artist Damien Hirst among others. But there’s nary another Marvel person on that list and that has folks confused. Check out how some people reacted to the discovery.
RobertDowneyJr why did u unfollow the marvel cast & delete all traces of marvel u broke my heart today sir you truly have