This Channing Tatum video has everything: a full range of emotions, a cautionary tale about data sharing, and some genuinely good advice.
It all started with The Pattern, a social networking platform “that helps you better understand yourself and connect with others on a deeper level,” according to the app description. It’s not specifically an astrology app, but setting up an account means including your birthday and birth time along with your name and location.
Anyway, Tatum discovered The Pattern — very recently, it seems — and some of its observations about who he is and what he’s thinking are freaking him the hell out. So he made this….
First, can someone call Channing and check in? Tell him a person’s birth time is listed on their birth certificate. He should add that to his repertoire of full-grown adult knowledge.
He should also do some reading about the state of the modern world as it relates to data protection and personal privacy. I’m not suggesting that this one, specific app is listening to conversations. But that’s clearly a worry for the Chan-man here and, well… other companies are known to be doing it.
The best part of the video happens almost a minute in. In the midst of his “what do you know and how do you know it?!” rant, Channing’s stream of consciousness deluge turned to therapy and its benefits. It’s not just his vehement stance on the importance of therapy; it’s the offhand and completely unembarrassed manner in which it becomes part of the conversation.
“I was just in therapy yesterday— yeah, I’m in therapy; whatever, everybody should be in therapy.”
Channing! Yes! Kill that mental health stigma dead. Honestly, I’ll take a dozen more Pattern rants if each one can convey this kind of message. While the video is obviously way too weird to have not gone viral, plenty of people picked up on the therapy comment and the therapy comment alone.
The most important words of this entire video are when Channing Tatum says:
“Yeah I’m in therapy, everybody should be in therapy.”
It’s a truly wonderful thing if you can set out to look for the right resources for you. We could all use some therapy. 💙 https://t.co/SC8fuFErtS
— Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) July 12, 2019
the part where he’s like “yeah i’m in therapy! whatever, everyone should be in therapy!” turned me into a channing tatum stan
— unknowable being (@queenofyelling) July 12, 2019
Channing Tatum remaining unproblematic in 2019 by getting candid about his love of therapy and astrology is the gift we don’t deserve.
— midnight joker (@chismosaaass) July 13, 2019
“yeah so what I’m in therapy, everyone should be in therapy”
channing tatum is the icon we need
— Jace (thick boi) Goodwin (@thejacegoodwin) July 13, 2019