People Baffled As Down To Earth Viewers Say Zac Efron Has 'Dad Bod'
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After watching Zac Efron's new travel series on Netflix, many viewers have concluded the star now possesses what's known in the business as a 'dad bod', a body type attributed to some blokes of a certain age.
In Down To Earth With Zac Efron, the 32-year-old travels around the world in search of more sustainable ways to live.
But some viewers have found themselves slightly distracted by the actor's bearded, rugged and more mature appearance - which is, of course, a far cry from the fresh-faced look seen in High School Musical and various rom-coms.
One tweeted: "Yes! Daddy Zac Efron is the twist 2020 needed!"
Another said: "Zac Efron has turned into a total Daddy and I'm here for it. Dad bods get me hot."
But others have noticed that Efron is a) only 32 years of age, and b) not actually a dad - meaning they've found his new fatherly credentials slightly baffling, not least because he's also looking pretty ripped.
Actor and father-of-two Chris O'Dowd tweeted: "To myself and fellow members of the legitimate 'Dad-Bod' community, this is cultural appropriation."
Someone else wrote: "Calling that a dad bod is basically stolen valour."
A third added: "Now that we have recalibrated 'dad bod' to mean 'Zac Efron but with carbs', my physique has been reclassified as 'haunted shed full of tacos'."
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A DAD BOD. Zac Efron doesn not have a dad bod pic.twitter.com/PA5BmoB1A4
- Barbra Wyre:sparkling_heart: (@BarbraWyre) July 19, 2020
Others also pointed out that while Efron may not be sporting the six-pack of his Baywatch days - a physicality he's said he never wants to replicate - he's still very much in shape, and that implying his body fits in with the 'dad bod' archetype is slightly unfair.
One raged: "How f***ing in shape do you have to be to NOT have a dad bod!! I hate that term. Like f*** off."
Body shape aside, the real focus of Efron's new show is sustainability, with locations including Iceland, Lima, Sardina, London and Puerto Rico.
Speaking in the trailer, Efron says: "We're travelling around the world to find some new perspectives on some very old problems.
"Food, water and energy are all the main staples for modern life. We're going to see some top eco innovators to see how change is an inside job. And we're going to be eating really, really well.
"We need to start rethinking how we consume everything, from our food to our power. Change has to start somewhere. Maybe it's about time we all changed. It's time to get down to Earth."
Watch Down To Earth With Zac Efron on Netflix now.