There are many reasons to love soon to be daddy twice-over Ryan Gosling — there’s his unforgettable stint as Noah in The Notebook, that infamous best MTV Movie Awards kiss (second only to Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine) and every gratuitous picture of him shirtless ever taken, for starters. But his infamous “Hey Girl” line from sites like F*ck Yeah! Ryan Gosling and Feminist Ryan Gosling? Not one of them — at least not according to the actor. Though Ryan has been refuting his involvement in his own catchphrase for years (no, seriously — years — the memes have been around since 2008), his words have largely fallen on deaf ears, as its popularity has only grown with time. Now, Ryan is taking to video to set the record straight in what is pretty much the most hilarious way ever, by shouting it to the rooftops (and his The Nice Guys co-star, Russell Crowe) that he “NEVER SAID IT.”
In this genius Buzzfeed spoof, Russell confronts Ryan with an intervention about his “Hey Girl” ways, only to have the star turn on him with anguished cries of denial. “Don’t do this to me,” he begs.
And as for that whole feminist label? “That’s a title you’ve gotta’ earn!” he pleads. “I never burned a bra. I’m not even a good person. I don’t even compost, man!”
BRB, we’re crying tears of laughter. Watch the video in its entirety below!
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h/t Nylon, Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty and BuzzFeed