Pop singer Adele released her new music video for the song "Hello" this weekend and, of course, the Internet went crazy, but what else is new?
The six minute video features a present-day Adele making a phone call to her past self after a bad breakup. Watch the video below and see what you see that's suspicious:
So what's the big deal? Viewed more than 70 million in just three short days, viewers were outraged and shocked at the flip phone the singer was using. A FLIP PHONE!
Plenty of celebrities, rich and famous still use flip phones, it's just that they aren't part of viral music videos. See of the funny Twitter reactions below:
Today the internet will mostly be crying and wondering why someone with that much cash is still using a Motorola flip phone #Adele
— Comedy Central UK (@ComedyCentralUK) October 23, 2015
— Greg James (@gregjames) October 23, 2015
*trades in iPhone for flip phone because Adele has a flip phone* — Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) October 23, 2015
So Adele came back swinging. But as a nation we are not addressing the most important issue: why does she have a flip phone? #Hello
— David (@DaveyyGaga) October 23, 2015
So why does she have a flip phone? It all stems from the video's director, Xavier Dolan. Simply put, he doesn't like using commercial objects in his video.
When the LA Times asked Dolan to respond to the flip phone controversy, he simply stated:
"It drives me crazy. I could see the GIFs on Twitter. I'm like, 'guys, get over it. It doesn't matter.' But the real explanation is that I never like filming modern phones or cars. They're so implanted in our lives that when you see them in movies you're reminded you're in reality. ... If you see an iPhone or a Toyota in a movie, they're anti-narrative, they take you out of the story. If I put an iPhone or a modern car in a movie it feels like I'm making a commercial."