TikTokers embrace made-up stories to the tune of Florence Pugh’s Russian accent

Dialogue from Black Widow has TikTokers believing all their delusions about celebrities. 

An exchange with Yelena Belova, played by Florence Pugh, has got people embracing denial. A Black Widow snippet where Belova says, “It was real to me!” is circulating on social media. Now people are using the bit of dialogue as the voice-over for doctored celebrity photos and debunked theories they want to believe are true. 

What is the “it was real to me” TikTok trend?

The Black Widow audio used in the viral meme begins with Scarlett Johannson’s Natasha Romanoff saying, “That wasn’t real who cares?” Belova responds, “Don’t say that. Please, don’t say that. It was real to me!” 

Now the conversation is the soundtrack to bizarre internet conspiracies, surrounding celebrities

TikToker @aidanrhy lip-synced to the exchange between Romanoff and Belova as he shared edited photos of singer Lana Del Rey. Del Rey appeared to have blatantly stretched out limbs and warped features in the pictures. 

Meanwhile, @bananahead37 wanted to believe actress Chloe Grace Moretz has no torso and super long legs. 

“When I found out Jason Derulo didn’t actually fall down the steps at the Met Gala,” @denimdisciplesonly said in a caption

A man fell down at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and it was captured in photos. Fast forward to 2015, when someone used the same images to spread a conspiracy theory that Jason Derulo slipped on the stairs at the Met Gala. 

“Lmao I’m at rehearsal in L.A. F*** y’all! Lol,” Derulo responded on Instagram in 2015.

The meme remerged at the 2018 Met Gala s and the 2021 Oscars with many believing it was true. 

Other TikTokers highlighted viral videos and pop culture theories they thought were real 

 Like @mya._.blue who thought someone actually “mailed” themselves in a box. 

“Me realizing Power Rangers is just dubbed over Japanese footage,” @habeebajikobi said in his caption. 

In the U.S. Power Rangers television series the fight scenes are just footage of the original Japanese version (Super Sentai) dubbed in English. American actors only perform non-combat scenes. 

Then @nardos.toast revealed she thought the Disney show’s titular characters Liv and Maddie were really twins and not just Dove Cameron playing both roles. 

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