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火爆全球的“假笑男孩”竟然开微博了!评论区瞬间被表情包攻陷哈哈哈
来源:21英语网    日期: 2018-07-17

话说,相信不少小伙伴的表情包库存里,都会为这位正太留下一席之地↓↓↓ 即便没留,也会觉得他有点儿眼熟。


虽然不知道他姓甚名谁,也不知道他怎么就火了起来,但大家就是很喜欢这位小弟弟(的表情包)啊!


看这有戏的小眼神……


尴尬而又不失礼貌的微笑……


简直是太适合收藏起来斗图了啊喂!


不过,这位“假笑男孩”其实真有其人,他名叫加文·托马斯 (Gavin Thomas),而且前几天本尊还开通了微博,瞬间吸粉百万↓↓↓


第一条微博,这位表情包界的小能手就发了视频向大家问好↓↓↓

(竟然还知道自己在中国的外号,并且为自己打tag,也是很厉害了)


围观视频请戳↓↓↓


Gavin Thomas, whose nickname is Fake-Smile Boy, opened his Sina Weibo account on July 12. As of 5 pm on Thursday, this account has received 110,000 reposts, 70,000 comments and 230,000 thumbs-up.


在视频中,“假笑男孩”用英文和大家打了招呼,并且表示希望有一天能来到中国,和大家一起拍照,希望大家都喜欢他的小视频和照片~


Gavin said on the first video he posted, "Hey guys, it's Gavin here. Welcome to my page. One day I really want to go to China and meet you and take pictures with you." He also hopes that more Chinese will like all the videos and pictures that he has created.


末了,他再现了自己的招牌式“假笑”↓↓↓


嗯,确认过眼神,是“假笑男孩”本人没错了(笑)~


毕竟是表情包大户,“假笑男孩”微博的评论区目前俨然成为了大型表情包斗图现场↓↓↓


就连娱乐圈的明星们也跑来打卡围观了↓↓↓


而这位网友,可能道出了“假笑男孩”最后那招牌假笑的“真正内涵”↓↓↓

“好的我看出来了他并不是很想来中国然后和我们拍照”

“Through his fake smile, we can see that he may not want to come to China and take pictures with us.”


早在开微博之前,“假笑男孩”的表情包就在国外风靡,在歪果仁网友的表情包库存中随处可见↓↓↓

“当你问了爸妈一个问题,结果变成了听讲座。”


“当别人给你讲故事,你知道他们都在说谎,你就会像这么坐着”


“当你觉得已经工作4小时了,结果才过去17分钟……”


总之,就像这位网友所言,作为“行走的表情包”,“假笑男孩”简直是get到了所有表情の精髓!

“假笑男孩有一张表情百搭脸”


那么,“假笑男孩”怎么就火了呢?这一切,还多亏了他的舅舅Nick (Nick Mastodon)。


 
 
 
 
 
 
网红舅舅带出道


一开始,舅舅Nick是视频应用Vine上的一个早期网红,他所制作的前40名热门与迪士尼电影的混剪视频令其积攒了不小的人气,不过,他的视频主题更多则是关于他的可爱外甥 —— 人称“假笑男孩”的Gavin。


It was a few Vine features on his uncle’s account back in 2013 that first lifted Gavin to viral fame. That uncle is Nick Mastodon, one of Vine’s earliest stars, who amassed followers with his video compilations of Top 40 hits and Disney movies—and, eventually, with primo Gavin content.


渐渐地,小有名气的舅舅Nick会时不时让自己当时只有两岁的Gavin出镜,Gavin的妈妈凯特表示,一开始还以为两人在手机上玩贴图。


“It all started when Gavin was 2 1/2,” said Gavin’s mom, Kate“He added Gavin in — I think he was just playing with stickers.”


而Nick的粉丝们一开始也没有多留意这个小男孩,只是觉得他很可爱而已。


“And people thought he was cute, but they didn’t really take notice of him a whole lot.”

“大家只是觉得他很可爱,但并没有过多的留意他。”


直到2014年,Nick上传了一段小Gavin额头上顶着一只小蜥蜴的视频,本来只是图个好玩,却没想到这段短视频一下就火了↓↓↓ 网友们纷纷表示,这眼中泛泪的尬笑,也太萌了吧~


In the spring of 2014, Mastodon posted an innocuous video of Gavin with a crested gecko on his forehead. He wasn’t expecting much of a response, but it blew up.


就这样,小Gavin的表情包潜力,被舅舅发掘了出来:


“People started to comment about his reaction and how great it was. And I was like, Let’s find other ways to capture him in funny situations and see if he can make that face some more. He just made a whole lot of different faces;it’s just something he seems to be good at without even trying.”

“人们开始评论他的反应,表示那真的是太好玩了。而我也觉得,让我们找找其他方式来记录下这些好玩的时刻,看看他能不能做出更多表情。他的表情真的是各种各样,十分到位, 看着一点儿也不费劲。”


于是,舅舅Nick开始一边和小Gavin玩,一边记录下他的可爱时刻。虽然有时候这些视频会重拍几次,但更多其实是小Gavin的现场反应,是最自然流露的表情包~


The Vines of Gavin are simple and unadorned. He plays with Nick, Nick says something funny and Gavin reacts.


“I would say that he stands on his own more than most memes probably,” Mastodon said. “Some of his biggest Vines we just recorded inside the app itself. We’d do a couple takes of something, but most of the time, I’d see something funny that was about to happen and I’d start to film.”


而现在各路网友们广泛使用流传的“假笑男孩”表情包系列,也正是来自这些小视频的截图~


戳这里围观可爱的小视频合集↓↓↓



 
 
 
 
 
 
人人都爱“假笑男孩”


在接下来的两年中,小Gavin都是舅舅Nick视频中的常客。他的表情包也受到了越来越多的表情包大号的关注转发,人气开始大爆发,渐渐地,很多人都开始用起了“假笑男孩”表情包。


就这样,“假笑男孩”正式在表情包界C位出道了。


Gavin kept appearing on Nick’s Vine account over the next two years, and then, all of a sudden, Gavin started blowing up. “It wasn’t up until, like, this past June that he really blew up, and I think it was because more and more big meme accounts were posting pictures of him.” Meme accounts like @chanelpuke and @tinatbh and the like, which trade and copy memes from each other like playing cards. (Know Your Meme credits the account @wedecideit with blowing up Gavin’s spot.) Once they had drawn attention to Gavin, he was everywhere.


在网络上积攒的高人气,令他在现实生活中去购物也常常被路人认出来求合影。有时候妈妈凯特索性让他待在家里,因为带上他去购物太费时间了(笑)~


When Kate and her young son Gavin go shopping, people stop them every few minutes to take his picture. Kids and teenagers get excited to see him and parents turn to Thomas to ask why their child is so interested in hers. “Sometimes I keep him at home, because it takes a lot longer to get through the store [if he comes],” she says.


包括水果姐在内的不少明星也被“假笑男孩”给圈粉了↓↓↓

“我最喜欢的明星”


如今,小Gavin已经拥有了自己的“表情包”事业:妈妈凯特帮忙运营着各种社交媒体账号,并出售“假笑男孩”表情包T恤,他还签约了一家模特公司。凯特表示,赚到的这些钱都会存下来供小Gavin以后上大学用,而她也有自己的专职工作。


As with so many children who go viral online, Gavin’s fame was accidental. Unlike most others, however, his family now cultivates it. Kate Thomas has joined the ranks of “meme mums”: mothers who manage and profit from their children’s internet celebrity. Gavin is signed to a modelling agency and Thomas sells T-shirts of his face for about $20 each. She says that the money is being saved for Gavin’s college fees and she still works full-time in childcare.


 
 
 
 
 
 
尽量过普通人的生活


不过,孩子小小年纪便要常常曝光在社交媒体之中,这样的做法也引发了不少争议,也有人担心,这些表情包的滥用在孩子长大后会对其产生困扰。


But meme mums are often criticised for exploitation, and also face abuse from those who worry that the children will be haunted by the pictures when they are older.


而小Gavin的妈妈,也尽可能让孩子过上普通人的生活。在他还小的时候,家人们就和幼儿园老师们谈过,希望表情包所带来的名气不要打扰到他正常的幼儿园生活。


Gavin’s mom, Kate Thomas, knows people recognize her son, but wants him to live normally.


“We’ve had a few people notice at school and we’ve worked with his teacher to make it so it’s not distracting,” Kate tells the Daily Dot. “We want him to still be a normal kindergartner—as much as we can.”


而在有路人想合影或者需要照相时,凯特表示她都会将决定权留给儿子。


“Sometimes people will ask for pictures, or we will volunteer for pictures. But we will always leave it up to him,” Kate said. 


虽然是大名鼎鼎的“假笑男孩”,但凯特表示,自家儿子其实常常会害羞:


“A lot of the time he’ll ask me to go up to somebody and ask them if they know him from Vine. Sometimes he’ll be a little shy, though.”

“很多时候他都会让我去问别人知不知道他是Vine上的那个网红。尽管有时他会有些害羞。”


运营着小Gavin官方社交媒体的凯特也和“假笑男孩”的粉丝们保持着密切的关系,她也希望,儿子的表情包给人们带来欢乐的同时不会被滥用。


But mom plays a big, facilitating role in his success. The majority of the photos that have gone viral have been taken from either Thomas’ or Mastodon’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. These are the only official Gavin accounts that exist, but she maintains close relationships with his parody and fan accounts.



“We have the type of relationship where I can say I don’t feel comfortable with that post, or this was a little too out there, and they will immediately take it down. There are just some things I do not want his photo attached to.” 

“我们之间的关系能够让我说出我对哪篇帖子感到不舒服,或者哪些做的有些过了。他们也会马上就把这些内容撤下来。我不想让他的照片和某些事情牵扯在一起。”



随着视频应用Vine的下线,不少粉丝都十分关注“假笑男孩”Gavin下一步的动向以及将来想做些什么。小Gavin曾表示,长大后相当一名游泳教练,并且在家得宝(美国家居连锁店)工作。


不过现在,他对拍视频很感兴趣,在Youtube上也有了自己的个人频道,常常会po各种各样好玩的视频,比如开箱视频、锻炼教程等等~


Since the end of vine people have been wondering what Gavin will do with the rest of his career. When asked he claimed “I want to be a swim instructor and work at Home Depot when I grow up”. Gavin is very interested in making Youtube videos, he even has his own channel. From unboxing videos to workout tutorials, Gavintube offers a wide range of entertainment.


现在“假笑男孩”也开通了微博,看来又能疯狂圈一波粉,帮大家扩充一下表情包库存啦~







 





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