Why fans are trolling Channing Tatum on Instagram

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From Cosmopolitan

Yesterday [1 September 2020], Channing Tatum took to Instagram dressed as a fairy to announce his first children's book. But it wasn't his outfit that took criticism from fans - but rather the fact he wasn't actually holding a book at all.

ICYMI, the 21 Jump Street actor revealed on social media that he had written a novel, The One and Only Sparkella, for his seven-year-old daughter Everly while in lockdown.

"Guys, I don’t know about you but things got a little weird for me in quarantine," he wrote to his Instagram followers. "I ended up accidentally locking myself in my 7 year old daughter’s room. And I ended up finding my inner child. So this is what I created for my little girl. From what is, I guess, the little girl in me. Thanks for reading."

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As well as dressing up as a fairy to create the Instagram photo, fans have since noticed Channing wasn't actually holding a book at all - but rather just the outside sleeve. They have since been jokingly trolling him for his dedication to the promo.

"I must be weird because all I can think is that there's clearly no book in that sleeve," one wrote, while another added "Ha ha ha ha this is so funny because one can see that it's only cover and there is no book inside lol."

A third follower wrote: "Channing Tatum may look strong, but he can't even lift up a whole book. Here he is, pictured pretending to lift up a book."

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Ha, poor Channing! Presumably the book, which is due for release in May 2021, hasn't gone to print yet. According to its publishers, The One and Only Sparkella is "a charming ode to self-esteem and the love between a father and daughter".

Is a twentysomething allowed to buy a copy? Asking for a friend.

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