Country singers Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan took their hilarious antics to Twitter this week simply by changing their profile pictures.
The funny part was not necessarily that they changed their respective profile pictures. On the contrary, the highlight was that they replaced their own photos with hilarious pictures of each other.
For instance, Blake Shelton used an old photo of a much younger Luke Bryan wearing a cowboy hat with his hands resting on a guitar.
Dying at the the fact that @blakeshelton has Luke Bryan as his profile picture!????
— Lil K (@FearlessK_11) January 12, 2016
Luke Bryan fans know, though, that the award-winning singer’s huge smile is a major highlight of most of his official album covers. Seeing a clean-shaven younger version of the “Strip It Down” singer with a serious facial expression, therefore, is a perfect target for mockery and endless punchlines.
Luke apparently had a massive bulls eye of his own to place on his friend’s head with a not-so-serious throwback picture of a long-haired Blake Shelton.
— Kelsea Stevens (@Luke_Bryan_Girl) January 12, 2016
Lol Blake Shelton has a picture of young Luke Bryan and Luke Bryan has a young Blake Shelton picture. #famouspplgoals
— Joshelyn Contreras (@Joshcon88) January 12, 2016
Those that have been following Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan’s friendship over the years know that they prank and joke each other like this all of the time – bringing their biggest fans and critics along for the ride.
For April Fool’s Day last year, Luke got a fake tattoo of Blake Shelton’s face – a badly drawn, almost-caricature of Blake’s face. Luke rubbed it in by posting a picture of the “tattoo” on Twitter, asking Blake what he thought about his “new ink.”
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) April 1, 2015
During a hilarious game of “Would You Rather?” Blake Shelton had a chance to shut Luke down with a punchline of his own. When asked whether he would listen to “Rain is a Good Thing” or “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” on repeat for 24 hours straight, Shelton did not hesitate to show off his knack for impressive comic timing and witty responses.
“There’s no other choices? I’m trying to think which one of them is country. Neither one of ’em really. I’d say ‘Rain is a Good Thing’ because… it doesn’t objectify women as badly as ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me).'”
When the news of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani dating was first confirmed late last year, Luke Bryan was apparently ready and waiting for yet another opportunity to take a comic jab at his friend.
During an interview with E! News before the 2015 Country Music Association Awards in November, Bryan joked that there was no way Blake could ever get with a woman as hot as Gwen.
“He didn’t come out about that. You’re trying to trick me… Pull [it] up online. I need to see where Blake has stated that… It can’t be true, because there’s no way Blake could ever score a girl like that. It’s not true.”
When watching them interact with one another, it truly does seem as if Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are more like brothers than just close friends – especially when they are showing off their funny sides.
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