The internet can’t stop talking about American actress Blake Lively’s shoes. It was her Canadian-born husband Ryan Reynold’s first time voting in America, so she posted a snap of both of them after the big moment on Instagram. It should have been Ryan’s time to shine in the spotlight, but Blake took all the glory as people noticed that her shoes looked a bit… off.

Amateur detectives quickly checked Ryan’s Instagram account and saw the same photo, but with Blake standing barefoot. The internet lost its mind for a minute there speculating just what was going on and why Blake photoshopped a pair of heels on her feet. But things turned out to be far simpler than people thought. And the key to the mystery was hidden in Blake’s Instagram stories.

Hollywood, celebrity, and pop culture expert Mike Sington explained to Bored Panda that Blake and Ryan are the “certified darlings of the internet,” so anything they post will get lots of attention. “Mainly for the cheeky humor and good-natured kidding they always inject,” he said. “Doing such an obvious photoshop on the shoes was actually kind of a brilliant way to draw even more attention to their important messaging.” Read on for more of Mike’s insights about what Blake and Ryan’s posts can mean, as well as to learn why stars are urging people to vote early in the upcoming US presidential election.

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Blake Lively went voting early together with her husband, Ryan

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But some people ignored the fact that it was Ryan’s first time voting in American elections and focused on Blake’s shoes

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They looked a bit… strange

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Turns out, Blake had some fun doodling shoes on her bare feet because she was bored

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Now go and vote early!

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Ryan posted the original photo without any stylish alterations on his own Instagram account

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