Ashton Irwin's Twitter profile pic sparks meme fest as fans call him 'funniest member' of 5 Seconds of Summer

The picture seemed to have been taken from a video of Irwin dancing in a colorful shirt, which was posted by a fan


                            Ashton Irwin's Twitter profile pic sparks meme fest as fans call him 'funniest member' of 5 Seconds of Summer
Ashton Irwin and his new Twitter profile picture (Getty Images, Twitter/@Ashton5SOS)
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Ashton Irwin, the Australian singer-songwriter known for being a member of the Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, sparked a meme fest after he changed his profile photo on Twitter. The photograph, which shows nothing of his long, dirty blonde locks or hazel eyes, garnered a lot of reactions from netizens, who termed the new look as 'iconic'.

The 26-year-old musician from Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia, joined the band on the invitation of existing members Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood as a drummer in December 2011, completing the four-man lineup. In September 2020, Irwin released his debut solo album 'Superbloom', which was was preceded by the single, 'Skinny Skinny', a track about body image issues, something Irwin says he has 'never confronted in a creative form', in an interview with People. Nonetheless, comments poured in on Irwin's new devil-may-care look.

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The picture seemed to have been taken from a video of Irwin dancing in a colorful shirt, posted by a fan. "brazilian vibes @ashton5sos," read the tweet.

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Some Twitter users joked and called the photo "iconic", while one declared that "a meme was born". One user posted a Daddy Ashton meme face, while another said, "HELP BESTIE WHATS THIS". Others were delighted and said, "dont be shy, show us memes of your face." Many agreed that Irwin was the funniest member of the band. "the funniest member of 5sos so true", said a tweet, while another said "OKAY KING SERVING US WITH CONTENT". Another said, "see this is why you’re my favourite," while another quipped, "Oh yes. Slaying the game". Some even dared the musician to put up other funny pictures as his profile image: "I dare you to put this profile picture," said a tweet.

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Some Twitter users also showed concern since the photograph didn't show much of Irwin's face and hid his eyes with dark eyeglasses. "Ashton were you crying?" tweeted a fan, while another said, "i’m scared tbh", and "ashton r u ok?" The cause for concern among fans is legitimate, as Irwin has been open about his struggles with alcoholism and is an advocate for mental health. In 2018, he admitted that during a two-year break with his band, he dealt with "feelings in the beginning (of the hiatus) with just alcohol". Two years later, he revealed that, at the time, he had been sober for 10 months. During the band's 2019 tour, Irwin's social media accounts documented the ice baths he took part in before each show as an affirmation of overcoming his substance abuse.

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But it looks like Irwin doesn't need to fret about his brave new picture, because the fans thinks he looks perfect and "love it tbh".

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