It’s been a busy few weeks for our new internet sweetheart, Ken Bone. From Gizmodo to CNN, just about everyone has their interest piqued by the “somewhat reluctant, undecided, cuddly internet political faceman” and it looks like the fire isn’t ready to die down. Now we know his fandom took off (from 5 followers to 250k in a few days) with just a few twitter users indulging in their joke-adoration for the man with the “gentle aura”. But, we at SocialRank, have dug a little deeper to find out just who these new Ken Bone followers are. Take a look at our listacle to see if you recognize any faces.
Joe Jonas, @JoeJonas
We’re sure you’ve heard by now that DNCE lead singer, Joe Jonas, is totally man-crushing on the mustached cutie, depending on who he votes for. Now let’s hope this new-found romance doesn’t change come Nov. 8th.
Jack Dorsey, @Jack
The co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, knew he had to hop on the #BoneWagon #asap. Although Jack has gotten a lot of flack since Twitter’s inception – particularly regarding its controversial censorship choices – there’s no censoring this man’s burn for the Bone.
Lindsey Pelas, @LindseyPelas
The model, fitness enthusiast, and social media celebrity is currently dating professional poker player Dan Bilzerian, but Dan better ante up before Ken Bone goes all in and steals his girl; turns out Lindsey’s a die-hard #Bonehead.
Snoop Dogg, @SnoopDogg
The west-coast rapper/actor/legend Snoop Dogg a.k.a. Snoop Lion a.k.a. Snoopzilla actually tweeted at Ken Bone inviting him to spark one up with Tha Dogg himself. Who knows, given Ken’s uncanny ability to steal a show with his knack for dressing sharp and being articulate, maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea for Snoop to throw him a feature on his next track?
Sadie Robertson, @sadierob
Duck Dynasty reality star Sadie Robertson is also a Bone fan. If you’re a fan of the show, then you know that the Robertsons are certainly no strangers to squabbles, but it’s no doubt that they can all agree on Ken’s ability to maintain a world-class moustache and a sweater as crisp and red as a Macintosh apple. It’s hard to resist that Ken Bone.
Justin Bieber, @JustinBieber
While the Canadian pop icon probably hasn’t followed him based on political views, the Biebs also seems to enjoy the Man In The Red Sweater’s newfound charisma. He just better be careful he doesn’t bring Ken on tour with him – if he gets a hold of one more microphone (MicroBone®), he might just ask a question so well put-together the world will stop paying attention to Justin’s antics and start praising the one true superstar!
Nia Vardalos, @NiaVardalos
My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos has a new Big Fat (Greek?) Crush. An accomplished writer in her own right, Vardalos wrote the one-woman play that became the aforementioned phenomenon of a film in 2002, but 14 years later, the sequel’s writing couldn’t hold a candle to the kind of poetry that came shooting out from under Ken Bone’s moustache a few Sundays ago. Maybe she’s hoping to link up and learn a couple of pointers from the master before she begins work on MBFGW3, set to come out in 2031.
Patton Oswalt, @PattonOswalt
The comedian, actor and writer, Patton Oswalt, is also pretty Keen on Ken®. Long a proponent of American social issues like materialism, foreign policy and religion, Oswalt may have a knack for making light of serious topics, but his desire to keep up with Ken on Twitter is no joke.
Rosie O’Donnell, @Rosie
You can bet that Rosie O’Donnell wasn’t an undecided voter watching the debate the other night – Donald Trump made sure he wasn’t getting her vote long ago – but surely she must have felt drawn to Ken’s charisma that captured our hearts on October 19th.
Jim Slater, @SlaterJim
Hockey champion Jim Slater (no, not the British accountant, who for some reason also has a wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Slater_(accountant) has probably skated his way into Ken Bone’s DMs a few times since that fateful electoral debate. Although the former Winnipeg Jet/Atlanta Thrasher now plays in Switzerland, it’s nice to see he hasn’t forgotten about the important things stateside.
Lele Pons, @LelePons
The Vine star, Lele Pons, seems to have also hopped onto the #BoneZone. Although you might expect the recent announcement of the app’s shutdown to have seriously shaken the Venezuelan Vinemaster® , Pons is a creative, and will surely continue to dominate the internet with her brilliance and color, much like the particular shade of red on that now-legendary Ken Bone IZOD Sweater.
John Hodgman, @hodgman
John Hodgman and Kenneth Bone have some clear parallels; one look at the facial hair of this graceful pair and it’s a no-brainer. But Hodgman, a humorist and author, also cares about the issues, much like our sweaty, sweatered friend. And although Ken hasn’t done work for the Daily Show just yet, the world just isn’t big enough for two of these charismatic masters of articulation to coexist.
Elliot Telebe, @FuckJerry
Instagram darling Elliot Tebebe may have won over Seinfeld himself with his snarky handle, but it’s gonna take a little more than a cool hat and some memes to get Ken Bone, Duke of the Internet on your team.
Gavin DeGraw, @GavinDeGraw
If you ask this singer-songwriter how he’s doing, he’ll say he’s doing just fine. He’d lie and say that Ken Bone wasn’t on his mind.
Philip DeFranco, @PhillyD
Philip’s quirky personality and YouTube hustle have allowed him to build a name and career for himself over time, but let’s face it: it took Phil years to accomplish what Ken Bone has achieved, and Ken did it in the time it takes to ask one concise, terrifically-structured question to our presidential hopefuls.
Brandon Stanton, @humansofny
Maybe Brandon’s outgrowing his roots, because he certainly seems to have been a little obsessed with one Human of St. Louis recently, going so far as to follow him on Twitter! But then again, who are we to judge? After all, if a Ken Bone-esque HONY isn’t #goals, I don’t know what is.
Kaleb Nation, @KalebNation
YouTube personally, Kaleb Nation, has some experience with virality himself. However he’s been building his following since 2009 and now with just a simple, beautiful inquiry on our presidential candidates’ energy policy, The Bone Meister seems to be only 5K Twitter followers away from this content creator’s audience numbers.
Verne Troyer, @VerneTroyer
Verne Troyer is best known for playing Mini-Me in the famed Austin Powers series, but his hounding for a Bone is larger than life. Troyer is also an accomplished stunt actor, so it makes sense that he comes with the devil-may-care attitude that could lead to taking a chance and giving Bone that follow.
Darren Rovell, @DarrenRovell
The sport analyst has looked in Ken Bone’s stats and it looks like it’s strong enough for him to give him a follow. Game recognize game.
Nick Swardson, @nickswardson
Although the comedic actor is known for his famous two season show, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, he’s not pretending about his new-found appreciation for the formerly-undecided voter. He’s followed and he’s fully in the #BoneZone
But these celebs aren’t the only ones with their eyes on our red-sweatered hero. Ken Bone has recently partnered with IZOD for Ken Bone’s Fifteenth Minute campaign and Hooters has offered him free wings for a year! Here are 10 brands who are also BONE-afide fans:
- 7-Eleven, @7eleven
- Kohl’s, @Kohls
- Denny’s, @DennysDiner
- Gillette Venus, @GilletteVenus
- MeUndies, @MeUndies
- 20th Century Fox, @20thcenturyfox
- Starbucks, @Starbucks
- JetBlue Airways, @JetBlue
- T-Mobile, @TMobile
- Reddit, @reddit