— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) February 19, 2018
The image has left Twitter completely dehydrated:
Y’all out here trying to break up marriages and relationships. Satan I rebuke this lust of the flesh!!!! Good Lawd!!! pic.twitter.com/IPZe2jL0FT— Terri Dove (@DrDove2003) February 19, 2018
...Stop turning on my mom, Chadwick! She's asking me to make this into her iPad wallpaper. It's inappropriate.— Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) February 19, 2018
You're too young to be my stepdad!! pic.twitter.com/W3A3CWK2hF
Well well... we know where he is hiding the vibranium— Lovely Yeyo (@Its_JustLovely) February 19, 2018
I been thinking about Chadwick Boseman’s dick print on that Rolling Stone cover every hour all day— Inglewood West (@ImJustCeej) February 20, 2018
I thought it was panning further down and I said pic.twitter.com/pEu5WtFJsD— lil sriracha bby (@haileighyuyang) February 19, 2018
911: what’s your emergency— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) February 19, 2018
Me: did you see it?!
911: rolling stone?
Me: yes girl
911: YES GURL!!!!!!https://t.co/SZ682NBxLv
This week, Boseman's Black Panther co-star, Lupita Nyong'o, deigned to double the world's delight, and recreated the instantly iconic image on Instagram:
Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature. You brought the wealth of all your knowledge, wisdom and physicality to T'Challa. You led us into the land of Wakanda without ego, without pretense, without fear. We reap the benefits now squarely because of your courage, your fierce dedication, your intense passion, and your grueling workout regimen. And I will never get enough of the way you say the word "because." We celebrate BREAKING BOX OFFICE RECORDS with @blackpanther for many reasons, but chief among them is because we had you as our king. Enkosi Kumkani!! And congratulations on your @rollingstone cover. From someone who loves you. #CoverCosplay My 📷 by @vernonfrancois Chadwick's by Norman Jean Roy #BlackPanther #WakandaForever
She also wrote Boseman a sweet note, about how much she admires, loves and appreciates him.
"You led us into the land of Wakanda without ego, without pretense, without fear. We reap the benefits now squarely because of your courage, your fierce dedication, your intense passion, and your grueling workout regimen," Nyong'o wrote before signing off with an incredibly sweet, "From someone who loves you."
The Rolling Stone cover redux is actually Lupita's second cover photo tribute. The actress also recreated Michael B. Jordan's British GQ cover:
Imitation is the best form of flattery: @michaelbjordan, I admire your focus, your ferocity, your vulnerability and even your struggle to accept compliments. You work harder than you show, and you give us a window into your beautiful soul. Happy Birthday, from someone who loves you! And congratulations on the awesome @britishgq cover! #CoverCosplay. My 📷 by @vernonfrancois
Lupita has also been lauded for covers of her own, including the cover of Allure and Essence; and with Black Panther's runaway success, there are sure to be more covers to come.