A Lot Of People — Including Cardi B — Didn't Know Donald Glover Is Childish Gambino
In recent years we’ve seen Donald Glover and his musical persona Childish Gambino, collide in terms of mainstream recognition. Glover has gained acclaim and praise on the small and big screen thanks to his TV show Atlanta as well as appearances in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Solo: A Star Wars Story, while his latest song “This Is America” has become a hit single.
So, it kind of makes sense that a lot of casual Glover fans are just now realizing he and Gambino are the same person. Case in point: Cardi B.
In a since-deleted tweet, Cardi wrote the following: “It’s amazing how Donald Glover and Childish Gambino look so much alike. I think they secretly the same person! So dope!”
oh god pic.twitter.com/GPIJdHdhUe
— jared (@jaredstok) May 25, 2018
After deleting that tweet she then posted another one, writing: “Wait I’m confused now?”
A number of Cardi fans reacted to Cardi’s tweets about Glover, making light of the confusion.
Cardi B looking at Childish Gambino wondering why he looks exactly like Donald Glover pic.twitter.com/YnU699Qq53
— Greeshma Megha M.S (@GreeshmaMegha) May 25, 2018
They are the same person Cardi!!! Donald Glover is his real name and Childish Gambino his stage name 🙂
— Mile Dani (@whatever_jamile) May 25, 2018
However, it seems that the “Bodak Yellow” artist isn’t the only one who recently found out Glover and Gambino are the same person. As Mashable notes, some Twitter users have recounted their own moments with people who either realized the two were the same or didn’t.
The movie hasn't started yet but there's no way any part of Solo is going to be better than the guy LOSING HIS MIND outside the theater realizing Childish Gambino and Donald Glover are the same person
— Noah Gray? ✪ (@Noahhead) May 25, 2018
I’m at work minding my business & my coworker asks me if I know Donald Glover. I said yes & he proceeds to ask doesn’t he look like Childish Gambino. I thought he was kidding, but he really didn’t know they were the same person lmao
— AmBae (@__AMBERcrombie) May 23, 2018
Recently, a group of Donald Glover fans took over a subreddit devoted to Donald Trump.
Known as The Donald, the subreddit was initially created as an offshoot of The_Donald, another subreddit dedicated to Trump. The former, which boasts over 16,000 members, was made just in case the latter ever went down and has since turned into a meme posting subreddit that often targets Trump. Recently, however, the subreddit has become a place for Glover fans to voice their support and admiration of the multi-talented creative.