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    Tommy Hilfiger Is A Real Person, And Apparently A Lot Of People Didn't Know That

    Yes, Tommy Hilfiger is an actual person that is very much alive.

    Alright, so if you grew up in the mid-to-late '90s, then you probably wore and coveted Tommy Hilfiger clothing. (And also the scents, 'cause they smelled amazing!)

    Destiny's Child promoting Tommy Hilfiger Jeans at Macy's
    Marion Curtis / The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

    It was one of the biggest brands around!

    And Tommy himself was as well-known as his brand. A celeb designer who hung out with actors, models, and musicians.

    Tommy with Britney Spears on a red carpet
    Steve Azzara / Getty Images

    Of course, he would go onto be known as Ally's dad on MTV's early-'00s reality TV show, Rich Girls.

    Well, last night, Pop Crave tweeted out this TikTok video of Law Roach doing the "I'm Busy" FaceTime prank to his celeb friends: Tom Holland, Tiffany Haddish, Kerry Washington...and Tommy Hilfiger.

    Law Roach pranks Tom Holland, Tiffany Haddish, Tommy Hilfiger and Kerry Washington for TikTok's 'I'm Busy' challenge.

    Twitter: @PopCrave

    While it was funny to see Law prank his famous friends, there was only one main takeaway from the video...

    Tommy Hilfiger on Law's phone screen
    @luxurylaw/ Twitter: @PopCrave

    ...That many people didn't realize that Tommy Hilfiger was actually a person and that he is still alive today:

    @PopCrave Tommy Hilfiger is a person?😭

    Twitter: @sgoutrared

    i was today years old when i found out that tommy hilfiger is an actual living person

    Twitter: @adamoonavenue

    @amandaoee_ omg i didn’t know tommy hilfiger was an actual irl person-

    Twitter: @ctrlchr7s

    @sgoutrared @PopCrave I literally thought Tommy Hilfiger was from the 1800s. Didn't think he was still alive

    Twitter: @Totallysane2

    hold on... Tommy Hilfiger is an actual person 👀 this is a joke right??

    Twitter: @ellevivica


    Twitter: @Lex_toolit


    Twitter: @fa1rycat

    Just found out that Tommy Hilfiger is a real breathing person

    Twitter: @shaqsbestie

    Why did I think Tommy Hilfiger died centuries ago?

    Twitter: @Ms_luyanda

    Then, an equal number of people reacted to the tweet, confused that others didn’t know this information to begin with:

    Tommy Hilfiger is trending because people are just now finding out he's a real person and is still alive?

    Twitter: @merry_shai

    @PopCrave i don’t understand. if y’all dk Tommy Hilfiger or that he’s still living, i mean i guess that’s understandable. but a couple of things: the 90s weren’t that super long ago. what like 30yrs ago? he was popular then. 2nd ik y’all know Zendaya she did a collab with him...

    Twitter: @InfiniteILLest

    how are ppl JUST FINDING OUT that tommy hilfiger is an actual person💀GET O U T

    Twitter: @thiccybarnes

    How... do people not know that Tommy Hilfiger is a real person? Lemme shock you: Ralph Lauren is too. 😮😮😮😮😮

    Twitter: @Luvvie

    People are finding out Tommy Hilfiger is a real person. I feel so old because this was my source in 2003 @MTV

    Twitter: @wisdom_in_chins

    So, yes, Tommy is not some made-up person (and I get the confusion, 'cause he does have the name of an old-timey haberdashery). But now I want to know: Did YOU know that Tommy Hilfiger is a real person, or did you think it was just a brand name? Share in the comments below!

    Designer Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya pose on the runway during the Tommy Hilfiger TOMMYNOW Spring 2019
    Tim P. Whitby / WireImage / Getty Images

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