Ryan G. Reynolds holds the account for @RyanReynolds, and his Twitter mentions exploded pretty fast, both with retweets by Swifties and his own followers laughing at the mishap.
Of course, Swift actually meant to tag @VanCityReynolds (you know, the guy who plays Deadpool).
Luckily Ryan G. Reynolds had a good sense of humour about the whole thing, tweeting back at Swift that he's actually a big fan of her music — "especially 'Style' and 'Shake It Off.'"
He also admitted, "I'm so old and lame."
So uh, @taylorswift13...— Ryan G. Reynolds (@RyanReynolds) June 17, 2019
I appreciate the shoutout but you're looking for @VancityReynolds.
PS: I'm a big fan. Especially "Style" and "Shake It Off."
Seriously. Ask my teenage sons. I sing along in the car.
I'm so old and so lame. https://t.co/4HLdydglwd
The Evansville Reynolds also replied to some tweets, admitting he'd had to turn off his notifications as the likes and retweets climbed into the thousands. Like it or not, the Taylor Nation has embraced him as one of their own.
See some of the responses below.
Bless you.— Ryan G. Reynolds (@RyanReynolds) June 17, 2019
Yeah, I've turned off the notifications bar on Tweet Deck. Probably won't turn it back on till next week.— Ryan G. Reynolds (@RyanReynolds) June 17, 2019
Taylor told us to Stan, you're stuck with us bud.— Mary-Susan 💀 (@MarySueLovesU) June 18, 2019
We stan— CALM DOWN! (@TS7Track09) June 18, 2019
NOT THE ACTOR YOU'RE PROBABLY LOOKING FOR I'M CRACKING UP— captain nat (@swiftiehs) June 18, 2019
I've decided to stan
No one is too old to be a Swiftie! There are many Swifties older than you. There's no shame in being part of SwiftieLand.🦋— Meredith (and Taylor) get no respect! ME! (@MereMother) June 17, 2019
Some Swifties weren't so quick to believe that their queen would ever make a mistake, though, and think it might even be an Easter egg. Just like that recent merch typo.
@taylornation13 Is this an Easter egg?— Lulú R 🦋 (@lulucit_a) June 17, 2019
We're gonna say it really was just an old-fashioned typo, though, since Swift took down the tweet and tagged the actor in a follow-up.
She's removed it. pic.twitter.com/tU8ysJ6yYJ— Kael (@kael1205) June 17, 2019
"You Need to Calm Down" will appear on Swift's upcoming album Lover, which arrive August 23 through Republic.