Why are so many celebrities tweeting out their phone numbers?
On Monday afternoon, seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady posted his kind of phone number on his Twitter account, asking his 1.8 million followers to “hit him up” on his (415) 612-1737 phone number so that he could get to know them better. But why? Why is it that celebrities are pretending to put out their “real” phone numbers?
The trend of celebrities giving out their “phone numbers” started around sometime in 2019, which even saw popular celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Ashton Kutcher, and the Jonas Brothers take part in this fan feature. However, most of them proved to be just that . . . a fan feature. You could call or text these numbers and get random mass messages from these celebs, all of which seemed to come from the app Community.
But is that what Tom Brady is doing? The forty-three-year-old celebrity quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who just recently signed a new four-year deal to stay with the franchise, continues to prove why he’s the corniest celebrity on social media. And guess what? We’re here for it! But is this celebrity phone number indeed the real deal?
Tom the texter
“So this is a real first for me,” Tom Brady said in the Twitter video. “But I’ve been talked into giving out my cellphone on the internet!” Sadly, if you actually do take the time to hit up this number, all you’ll find is a community link with an automated message from Brady.
“What’s up! Yes, this is actually Tom Brady,” the recording reads. “This message is automated but everything else will come directly from me, on my phone. Click the link and add yourself so you’re in my contacts.” It does seem, however, that his contact box is currently full for the time being.
Brady, who in his promotional video claims that he expects a lot of hate messages from Jets fans, added the following: “Rule No. 1 before we get into any of this, no texting on game days. Really though, what this is, it’s a tool that will allow me to communicate more directly with my fans and my followers, where we can actually do a better job of responding to you and your questions and all the great messages.”
Brady continued: “Sometimes it gets hard to sort through the ‘You suck Brady!’ in the comments. I know there’s quite a few over the years, it’s usually from the Jets fans. But to be clear, if you do text me, ‘You Suck,’ yes I’ll see it. I may or may not respond. So shoot me a message, I promise I’m going to get back to as many of you guys as possible when I have the time.”
Is this for real?
It’s no secret that Tom Brady is always out to prove his haters wrong, even joining multiple social media platforms just a few years ago in order to show them what his training & diet routines are really all about. Equally, Brady is always set on proving to his critics that, once the helmet and jersey comes off, he’s just a normal family man like everyone else.
Sadly, while you won’t actually get Tom Brady to pick up the phone and shoot the s#!+, you will join, if you’re even able to get in, Brady’s exclusive fan contact list that will give you access to messages and promotions by #12 himself. Will this mean that you’ll finally get the secret recipe to his avocado ice cream, or even his favorite smoothie ingredients? Perhaps. I suppose there’s only one real way to find out.
As previously mentioned, a celebrity giving out multiple phone numbers isn’t anything new, as most fans will recently note Ellen DeGeneres as the most current celebrity to try out this trend. However, don’t ever expect a personalized response from a celebrity . . . these phone numbers are, primarily, a bull$#!+ promotional tactic.