Timothée Chlamet Chlamydia Rumors refers to a series of unsubstantiated reports that actor Timothée Chalamet infected numerous people at New York University with chlamydia. The rumor went viral in June 2020 prompting memes that mimicked Chalamet’s performances, particularly in the film Call Me By Your Name, which focuses on a teen boy’s first sexual experiences.
Twitter user @gray666on tweeted the earliest known report of the rumor on March 4, 2018. They wrote, “mutual friend got chlamydia from timothee chalamet, pass it on” (shown below).
In 2020, the rumors resurfaced, inspiring a series of social media posts that express a willingness to contract chlamydia from the actor. On January 4th, Twitter user @smabolon2 tweeted, “Timothée Chalamet spread chlamydia across the NYU campus and all I’m saying is that it’s one pill and I’m in the east village @RealChalamet” (shown below, left).
That year, Wattpad user riverphoenixgf posted a story about contracting chlamydia from Chalamet.
On June 12th, Twitter user @ladybirdslouvre tweeted, “i’m literally a dyke but i would still let timothée chalamet give me chlamydia and say gee thanks” (shown below, right).
On June 13th, 2020, Twitter user @jonspellednoh, “the whole ‘timothée chalamet spread chlamydia at nyu’ thing is crazy because it ACTUALLY. HAPPENED. he fucked like a RABBIT. too many people i know can attest to knowing someone who knows someone that got chlamydia from oscar-nominated actor timothée chalamet and that sends me.” Within one week, the tweet received more than 210,000 likes and 22,000 retweets (shown below).
a series of posts based off his own, which state that Chalamet had sexual intercourse with a rabbit, misreading his initial tweet. The post received more than 97,000 views, 1,000 likes and 150 retweets when posted to Twitter.
— jonathan (@jonspellednoh) June 15, 2020