The 2022 American Music Awards have made plenty of headlines in the rock world this week - but Ghost fans are losing their minds all over social media over something that actually happened on the red carpet in the lead-up to the event.
Held on Sunday night, November 20 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the show was a star-studded celebration of music across various genres, with rock music getting three whole categories to itself this year. One of the winners of said categories was Swedish party spooks Ghost, who picked up Favorite Rock Album for the critically acclaimed Impera, which was released earlier this year.
As he was getting papped on the red carpet before the show, however, Ghost mainman Tobias Forge found himself with a new moniker, courtesy of one poor photographer who didn't seem to actually know his real name. Clearly keen to get a head-on shot of the frontman and creator of the Ghost mythos, the photographer can be heard off-screen shouting: "Ah....Mr Ghost! To your left!"
The call draws a smirk from a happily obliging Tobias, who looks in the photographer's direction for the snap.
Watch the funny moment below:
pic.twitter.com/WkbiwObcMcNovember 21, 2022
Needless to say, Tobias' new nickname has delighted Ghost fans everywhere, with jokes and memes spreading like wildfire across social media. At one point yesterday, 'Mr Ghost' was even trending on Twitter. "From now on I'm calling this man mr. Ghost," promises one fan on Twitter - a sentiment shared across the platform, it seems.
"“Mr. Ghost” HITS," exclaims one Tweeter. "Like that’s a powerful ass title. He IS Sir Ghost." "I just wanna say how proud i am of this man, congratulations mr ghost you deserve it all," Tweets another. "THE SMIRK AFTER “MR GHOST” I KNOW HE WANTED TO LAUGH" screams one more. Commenting on an interview Tobias conducted that also took place on the red carpet, one fan notes: "You can see Mr. Ghost is so proud to have fans who worked so hard so he could win."
Check out those and more funny reactions to Mr Ghost's official crowning below.
from now on I'm calling this man mr. Ghost pic.twitter.com/4asS18gLDJNovember 21, 2022
“Mr. Ghost” HITS. Like that’s a powerful ass title. He IS Sir Ghost. ✨ pic.twitter.com/GxOGQPUaXSNovember 21, 2022
i just wanna say how proud i am of this man, congratulations mr ghost you deserve it all 🖤 pic.twitter.com/GAbDZ64JiUNovember 22, 2022
THE SMIRK AFTER “MR GHOST” I KNOW HE WANTED TO LAUGH https://t.co/LSBbCXDx3UNovember 21, 2022
You can see Mr. Ghost is so proud to have fans who worked so hard so he could win pic.twitter.com/o0pglWDXfjNovember 21, 2022
Tobias trying not to laugh as the photographers call him "Mr. Ghost" pic.twitter.com/0py2JQi3L5November 21, 2022
Mr Ghost Mr Ghost pic.twitter.com/c4DqVljyGzNovember 21, 2022
“mr. ghost” at the #AMAs pic.twitter.com/cEUz9AY4pHNovember 21, 2022
guys did you know this is my favorite band frontman mr ghost pic.twitter.com/cf8tIPNQv2November 21, 2022
That's MR. Ghost to you. pic.twitter.com/wfZqtEAXN4November 21, 2022
Other winners in the rock categories at this year's American Music Awards were Machine Gun Kelly, who won Favorite Rock Artist, and Måneskin, who won Favorite Rock Song for Beggin'. The results were fan-voted.
Ghost play numerous European dates next year, including Download Festival 2023.