"Damn Daniel" is now a thing
The Internet is a beautiful and unpredictable place. And while we here at Esquire like to think that we appreciate the random nature of the web more than most, even we didn’t foresee the instant ‘fame’ of ” Damn Daniel ” Lara and his friend Joshua Holz.
The two sophomores from a Californian high school are the subject of the latest craze breaking the Internet, after Holz’s daily Snapchat updates went viral after filming his friend Daniel wearing stylish clothes and shoes saying the same phrase in a funny voice, “ Damn Daniel ”.
After compiling the videos together and posting the video on twitter, everything went crazy, with over 328,000 retweets and over 434,000 likes, not to mention the number of people who have ripped off the videos with millions of views.
Within a few weeks, the have been covered by the Internet’s most reputable publications (TIME, Washington Post, The Indepedent, Buzzfeed etc.), and even appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show. In fact, it caused such a social media spike that the shoe brand Vans has offered Daniel a lifestime’s supply of sneakers, dude to its shoes being referenced several time in the meme.
As for why it’s so popular, it’s hard to say. You can have a look at the video and try to figure it out for yourself:
“ Damn Daniel “ pic.twitter.com/Va10hmpePO
— josh (@josholzz) February 16, 2016”