Taylor Lautner has finally joined Instagram on Tuesday with a video as the first post ever, which was featured by Lautner’s co-star, Adam Sandler, and David Spade. Taylor Swift’s number was even offered as an incentive to Spade.
The 60-second video started with Lautner presenting to Sandler some ideas to make an impressive first appearance in the Instagram post. The Twilight actor had the idea of making a backflip in slow motion, which Sandler immediately rejected due to he had previously seen him making that.
Later Lautner presented another idea to The Ridiculous 6 actor, try to catch grapes with his mouth. Sandler also rejected the second idea because he already saw the 24-year-old actor do that on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
Finally, Swift-ex proposed to do the popular dance move called “dabbing”, that is basically hitting himself with his own arm, with Sandler as a partner doing the same. However, the Click-star also denied his participation. Lautner had to turn to the only one left available to feature the video, Spade.
After the proposal to Spade, he first rejected it and called dubbing “not a thing”. But Lautner offered Swift’s cell phone number to Spade, which made him immediately change his mind and participated in the dubbing, although this was not shown in the video.
“Hello, Instagram! It only took me until the year 2016 to finally join, sorry I’m so late to the party haha,” the actor wrote in the post. “Huge thank you to my buds @andamsandler and @davidspade for helping me introduce my page,” he added.
— Zesty TSwift News (@zesty_TSwift) May 18, 2016
The young actor teamed up with Sandler in their latest project called The Ridiculous 6, a Netflix original movie that had faced some criticism ahead of its release. Last year there were reports that actors and extras from the Navajo nation walked off the movie set because they claimed the film grossly misrepresented the Apache culture, as reported by E News.
The reports, from Indian Country Today released in April 2015, also deemed the jokes racist and insulting toward elders and women. Netflix released a statement addressing the growing criticism of the upcoming movie.
According to a Netflix spokesperson, the movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason, because it is ridiculous. It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of but in on, the joke, the statement added.
Source: E! Online