Was he trying to perfect the art of the selfie, inflate his ego over his winsome looks, or experimenting with his artistic side?
We shouldn’t care, because apparently social media users would rather discuss politics or the latest histrionics from The Bachelorette on their newsfeeds.
Then again, this bizarre, unexplainable stunt concocted by the Baby Driver actor is the very thing viral sensations are made of.
People are genuinely stumped trying to figure out what prompted the 25-year-old to go all shutter-happy.
Here are some samples of his shirtless, scowl-ridden mugshots. What do you make of them?
Elgort’s girlfriend, Violetta Komyshan, favored the image below.
“I think this one is the best but they’re all pretty good tbh.”
Zoë Kravitz couldn’t make heads or tails over the series of portraits.
“dude. what is happening right now ? lol.”
So many angles to consider. Has he found his light?
It seems he was missing, and this was his way of saying he’s back — but 17 times?
Others commented on his audacity.
Don’t look him in the eye.
People don’t know what to think. But this person isn’t mad about it.
No explanation is necessary.
This expression captures our current mood: glazed.
Over on Twitter, users were just as perplexed.
just so everyone knows Ansel elgort posted all these within ten minutes and gave absolutely no context pic.twitter.com/15uCF5aotz
— gnarly 🍼 (@gnarlykarleee) May 29, 2019
Damn, Ansel Elgort goin thru it like the rest of us pic.twitter.com/YTksrxoxCX
— Anna Rumer (@AnnaRumer) May 29, 2019
Ansel Elgort’s Instagram or me opening up my camera roll? pic.twitter.com/DRKvBls2Yy
— Taylor Banks (@MsTaylorBanks) May 29, 2019
Whatever is brewing inside his head, his posts are generating buzz as the trailer for his new movie, The Goldfinch — directed by John Crowley based on the novel of the same name by Donna Tartt — dropped on Wednesday. Could there be a connection?
You decide. Watch the trailer for The Goldfinch, below.