Actress Anna Kendrick tweeted Monday about "masturbating" at a movie theater during a Ryan Gosling film (we can only assume the dispatch was a joke), and the tweet has created a social media frenzy as people find the indiscreet message too enticing to leave alone.
Kendrick, who is known from her roles in films ranging from the "Twilight" series to "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," tweeted her apparent adoration for Ryan Gosling on Monday in what can only be described as an unorthodox fashion:
"Ugh - NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is still considered inappropriate,'" she wrote on the popular social media site.
And the tweet quickly spread across Twitter, as it had been retweeted nearly 25,000 times as of Tuesday evening, by which time it had also been favorited more than 21,000 times.
The tweet even made it to the top of the Yahoo! News "TRENDING NOW" list, where it was sure to generate even more buzz for the 27-year-old actress, who has parts in a number of upcoming movies, including "Drinking Buddies" and "Rapturepalooza," according to IMDB.
The tweet was apparently a reaction to Kendrick's having watched Gosling - one of America's most beloved hunks - in his new film "Gangster Squad," according to United Press International.
Most of the comments on the inappropriate tweet found it hilarious or expressed agreement with Kendrick's sentiment.
"@AnnaKendrick47 HAHAHAHA you're actually amazing omg. I wish you followed your fans cause I would DIE to be followed by you!"
And, according to @whereishawkins, Kendrick is not the only person engaging in illicit behavior during Gosling's films:
"@AnnaKendrick47 uhm you didn't warn me before I followed you that your tweets are NC-17"
And Hollywood.com reporter Kelsea Stahler responded to the controversy with the following remarks, which are aimed at debunking the idea that such an admission should be seen as a surprise in light of Gosling's tremendous popularity:
"Can we stop pretending it’s shocking that a woman might be inspired by a handsome movie star, especially if that handsome movie star is someone as universally lusted after as Gosling?," Stahler wrote.