The hand-picked few are Melissa McCarthy, Claire Daines, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks and Pierce Brosnan. In addition, they also follow the official 007 page.
@queeralamode Why does the CIA follow celebrities. This is so weird
On the surface, it seems bizarre for such a high profile government account to follow a select few celebrities. As much as we’d like to dive headfirst into a world of conspiracies – the explanation is pretty basic, unfortunately.
It appears as though the CIA enjoy following A-listers who have played roles in the intelligence community. From Brosnan as James Bond to Reynolds in Safe House and McCarthy in Spy, one Twitter user accurately described the CIA as “a self-absorbed teenager.”
The CIA debuted their account back in April 2019 and has since racked up 394K followers in the past few years.
“Since many of our employee’s identities cannot be revealed, the public comes to know CIA and our officers through their spy movie and television show fictional counterparts — often more ‘reel’ than ‘real,’ said Nicole de Haay, CIA spokesperson.
“We like to play with this ‘Reel vs Real’ theme to explain how our global mission differs from big and small screen portrayals.”
People picked up the news and took to Twitter with their reactions.
@queeralamode Pierce Brosnan because he was Bond. Claire Danes and John Krazinsky because they starred in fed propa… https://t.co/bofAOczSiX
— Rotting Corpse of a metal vocalist ☭||| ☠️🧟🧛🪓👻 (@Rotting Corpse of a metal vocalist ☭||| ☠️🧟🧛🪓👻)
@NicoleOKing @queeralamode It wouldn't surprise me if they were all CIA agents in real life. As others have noted,… https://t.co/dRMnXp4yXf
— Because my handler told me to - says the CIA agent (@Because my handler told me to - says the CIA agent)
@queeralamode 007?!! 😭🤣 TBH.. I think I read somewhere that the author of James Bond was somehow involved w/ 'intel… https://t.co/KhoiJuB0jZ