People are cackling over Ryan Reynolds’ devastatingly ’90s throwback photo

While celebrities are pretty much society’s chosen group of “beautiful people,” that doesn’t mean that they haven’t experienced their share of awkward, adolescent years.

In honor of the New Year (and just for kicks, I suppose), Ryan Reynolds recently shared a photo from deep inside the Ryan Vault: a throwback from his teens years that looks decidedly different from the sexy celeb that we know and love today.

The ’90s snapshot is complete with highlight, a middle part, and even an earring — because clearly, when Ryan chooses a style, he goes all in.

Happy New Year, everybody! The point is, I used to style my hair with a blowtorch.

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Naturally, his Instagram followers couldn’t resist making fun of this cringe-worthy style.

Some people mocked Ryan for looking like a Jonathan Taylor Thomas knockoff.

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Others pointed out that ’90s Ryan was rocking some serious boy band style.

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However, people were mostly just convinced that this was a photo of Zack Morris from Saved By the Bell.

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He kind of looks like some sort of emotionally repressed high school bully, TBH.

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One person even noted that the hairstyle is remarkably similar to Denny’s hair in Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. (Which is accurate.)

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But, everyone certainly agreed on one thing: this is ’90s style at its purest and most potent.

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Sorry to roast your younger self, Ryan — but you just made it too damn easy.

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