Golden Globes 2020: Tom Hanks breaks Twitter with his 'welp' reaction to Ricky Gervais' speech: 'It was savage'

The actor made a face during host Rick Gervais' opening monologue at the Golden Globes and it is safe to say, his expression has broken Twitter


                            Golden Globes 2020: Tom Hanks breaks Twitter with his 'welp' reaction to Ricky Gervais' speech: 'It was savage'
Tom Hanks (NBC)

An award show is almost incomplete without a great meme and it appears as though Tom Hanks may have started a flurry. The actor made a face during host Rick Gervais' opening monologue at the Golden Globes on January 5 and it is safe to say, his expression has broken Twitter. This may just be the first meme of 2020.

While many in the audience laughed (some uncomfortably) at Gervais' jokes as he took jabs at literally everyone, Hanks, a national treasure didn't crack a smile. Instead, he made a very uncomfortable, umm-he-really-said-that face — very similar to the "welp dog" meme.

Gervais had said, “So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a political platform to make a political speech. You're in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and f--- off. OK?"

"Tom Hanks is literally me realizing I’ve already blown all my New Year’s resolutions," one user said while another tweeted, "I would like to thank Tom Hanks for providing this brand-new meme for 2020 #GoldenGlobes." A third one said, "Drinking challenge for every time they show Tom Hanks cringing. Already drunk."

Some fans thought it was Hanks' way of agreeing with Gervais. "LMAO tom hanks said u right ricky but i still gotta work with these people," one person said while another echoed, "It was savage and awesome... Tom Hanks agrees." 

Twitter was indeed pleased with Hanks and the person who was behind the camera. "A big thank u to the golden globes camera person who focused on tom hanks at this exact moment and gifted the world with this amazing reaction image" a user tweeted.

Another said, "If anyone wants to know what to get me for my birthday, it's a framed picture of every face #TomHanks made during the #goldenglobes2020."

Hanks has not commented on his now-viral expression yet.

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