John Mayer, Others Going Shirtless To Support Kylo Ren

If there's one thing the internet loves it's talking about Star Wars. If there are two things the internet loves, it's talking about Star Wars an inventing ridiculous "challenges" for people to participate in. Early in 2017 we had the Get Out challenge, where people ran at a camera at high speed while staring off into space, but Star Wars: The Last Jedi has apparently brought us the "Kylo Ren Challenge" for 2018, where men (and others) pose shirtless in high waisted pants, as Adam Driver's character does in the new film. Even pop star John Mayer is getting on the action. Check it out.

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While there's plenty that people are talking about when it comes to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Amongst all the discussion Luke Skywalker's decisions and the importance of Canto Bight, there has been a remarkable amount of conversations about Adam Driver's chest. During one scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren is having his face repaired when he finds himself having a Force connection to Rey, he's shocked by this, leading him to run into the hall, without putting his shirt back on. It makes the fact that the pair have had their minds linked all the more personal, though Rey sort of wishes Ren would put some clothes on.

This has apparently started a trend of people posting photos of themselves looking similar. I suppose in an attempt to try to look as good as Adam Driver. Everybody is jumping into the game. There is, apparently, no age limit on the Kylo Ren Challenge.

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I'm all for people getting invested and involved in their favorite movies, in whatever form that takes, though I can't say I saw this coming. Shirtless Adam Driver has seemingly obtained a level of cult status. It's unlikely anybody will be able to outdo the original when it comes to the Kylo Ren Challenge, though people are going to keep trying.

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The Kylo Ren Challenge hashtag has entries from men, women, kids, and even animals. A lot of people have been inspired to get involved. There are certainly worse things for people to do on the internet, though hopefully, the internet will find a new trend soon. I'm not sure I can take this until Star Wars: Episode IX comes out.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian. Armchair Imagineer. Epcot Stan. Future Club 33 Member.