PENN BADGLEY Reaches 1M Instagram Followers Because Of Murderous Role?

Camille Santos
Posted at January 16, 2019

"The real tragedy would be not appreciating what you have," a charming bookstore manager who goes by the name of Joe Goldberg once said. But what if the thing you have to be grateful for was reaching one million Instagram followers after murdering people on television?

Penn Badgley—who plays said charming psychopathic bookstore manager on the Netflix original series YOU—took to the photo-sharing app to celebrate this new milestone which he achieved while in Manila. "I never thought I'd see the day, but I wake to find that I have a million followers. I don't know what to say," he says, fake crying. It all took a turn when he claimed he only acquired said social media achievement because people adore his creepy stalker of a character.

During a recent press event with co-star Shay Mitchell, the 32-year-old actor admitted that even he was troubled by his character and reminded fans to please stop romanticizing Joe's actions.

See the video below.

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