For many people, prom is the pinnacle of the high school experience. These days, everything from the show-stopping “promposal” to finding (or making) the perfect dress is not something to take lightly. Prom must be unforgettable.
For a Canadian teen named Gabi Dunn, attending prom with her boyfriend of four months was a great experience. Her dress, hair and makeup were flawless, and the couple posed for the traditional prom photo opp on the big night, both looking happy and stylish. The photos took on a different feel, though, when Dunn’s boyfriend broke up with her two days after the event.
Luckily, Dunn had an idea for preserving her prom photos without letting them become a constant reminder of a bad breakup. She used a little Photoshop magic to replace her ex-boyfriend with her ideal prom date.
“I didn’t want to waste my prom photos, so I just Photoshopped Ryan Reynolds in,” Dunn told Yahoo Style. “I kind of have a huge love for Ryan Reynolds. Who could be a better prom date than him?”
— Gabi Dunn (@gabidunn99) July 4, 2017
Dunn posted the edited photos (which are hilarious) on Twitter, and that’s when things got interesting. Ryan Reynolds saw the pictures, and took the time to weigh in with a tip for taking this post-breakup Photoshopping to the next level.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 6, 2017
Not only did Reynolds propose editing Dunn’s ex out of the yearbook, he created a new hashtag, #DontMessWithGabi.
Unfortunately, Dunn’s ex, Jeff Bright, didn’t get the memo, and decided to enter the fray with a response to Reynolds.
Bright posted the original, unedited prom photo and told Reynolds that he was now going to skip seeing Deadpool 2, depriving Reynolds of an $11 payday.
— Jeff Bright (@JeffBright20) July 6, 2017
We’re still awaiting word on whether Reynolds will have to declare bankruptcy due to Bright’s boycott.
As for Dunn? She’s loving the unexpected Twitter drama. “It was a bad breakup, but I’m totally enjoying this now,” she said.