- Leonardo DiCaprio was photographed getting hit in the face with a volleyball in Malibu over the weekend.
- The internet turned the relatable moment into a meme.
Congratulations are in order for Leonardo DiCaprio, who recently scored the role of a lifetime as the star of a great new meme. The Oscar winner was spotted "playing" (using that term loosely here) volleyball in Malibu over the weekend, but when he went in to bump the ball as it went over the net, he missed and got hit right in the face. I wish I could tell you he recovered gracefully from the collision, but additional photos from the outing would clearly prove that to be a lie. He seemed to be a good sport about the blunder, though!
Leo may have survived fighting a bear in The Revenant, but he is no match for a common airborne volleyball. (Don't worry, Page Six reports that the actor was not injured the slip-up.)
As an uncoordinated former high school athlete who barely left the bench for her freshman volleyball team, I have been there. But, the sport aside, haven't we all though? Ever spill coffee all over your outfit during the Monday morning commute? That's a proverbial volleyball to the face. Slide into someone's DMs and get rejected? A hard spike to the nose.
It comes as no surprise that Leo's relatable beachside fumble quickly got the Internet's attention.
even worse, the volleyball was in its thirties https://t.co/gyb5PLRJ2V- Zack Handlen (@zhandlen) June 25, 2019
Finally. Leo and I have something in common: we’re both terrible at volleyball https://t.co/2zNjMHc0GP- Rachel West (@rachel_is_here) June 26, 2019
so when Leo gets hit in the face by a volleyball it’s news and people are concerned but when I do it’s funny and my teammates laugh at me from across the court https://t.co/FpcX61zSoO- SENA. (@heysk9) June 26, 2019
HOW OLD IS THE VOLLEYBALL CAUGHT MAKING OUT WITH LEONARDO DICAPRIO? An Investigation: https://t.co/SKS2bGWrX0- Jacob Shamsian (@JayShams) June 25, 2019
Leonardo DiCaprio missing the ball and getting hit in the face while playing volleyball (2019) pic.twitter.com/LZcFxYJE8p- Leo Doing Things (@LeoActivities) June 26, 2019
In life, I'm a Leonardo DiCaprio pic.twitter.com/SZvWRQth5r- K H A L E D (@khaled22697) June 26, 2019
leo being hit by that volleyball ............. a moment most pleasing to me in my career- hunter harris (@hunteryharris) June 25, 2019
put these photos in a museum, any museum, all of them if possible https://t.co/Gds6M51V3p- Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) June 25, 2019
People also took a few jabs at Leo's form, which, according to Twitter, needs work.
I would like an investigation into Leo's volleyball skills. https://t.co/cwq8Z2zrXj- Kelly McLaughlin (@kelmclaugh) June 25, 2019
Did Leo really truly to bump the volleyball with a interlacing finger form? Cmon big caps do betterrrrrr https://t.co/7PncfY0XSF- x (@thenewyenxen) June 25, 2019
DiCaprio is no stranger to the meme treatment; his drink-toting Jay Gatsby pose and shirtless water gun fight are already Internet favorites. This volleyball moment is just the latest addition to an already iconic list.
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