Atlanta fans flooded the Twittersphere with both excitement and terror when the FX show’s scariest character, Teddy Perkins, appeared in Donald Glover’s seat at the Emmy Awards. Speculation swirled that Perkins was actually Glover, who played the role on the season two episode of the same name. However, when the actor was seen back in his seat minutes later, fans theorized that Perkins could be Lakeith Stanfield.
To add to the mystery, a few new photos featuring Donald Glover, Lakeith Stanfield, and Teddy Perkins together have slammed all the theories. In fact, even Issa Rae, who was seated next to Glover at the Emmys, didn’t know Perkins wasn’t Glover. “I had just finished talking to Teddy, thinking it was Donald the whole time,” she wrote on Twitter alongside the photo of the actor and the Michael Jackson-inspired character.
I had just finished talking to Teddy, thinking it was Donald the whole time. https://t.co/ckEU238EM7
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) September 19, 2018
Fans online have given up on speculating, and now everyone is just confused. See some of the best reactions below.
If Donald & LaKeith we’re both at the Emmy’s, who tf went as Teddy Perkins — pic.twitter.com/cBFfdRxNMu
— A Boogie (@MetroBoolinn__) September 18, 2018
forget who bite beyonce, who is teddy perkins is the real question ?????????????
— mee$h? (@janoyourrlife) September 19, 2018
There are going to be soooo many Teddy Perkins costumes on Halloween.
— Dave Greenfield (@thedaveygshow) September 19, 2018
So honestly who was #TeddyPerkins
— Andrea Washington @Baltimore Comic Con (@AndreaRoseW) September 19, 2018
No one knowing who was Teddy Perkins at the emmys is both scary and very frightening.
— John (@IngredientxKim) September 19, 2018