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A 24-year-old man asked Twitter to help him edit his ex out of a Grand Canyon photo, and thousands of people got creative

Alison Millington , Business Insider US
 Aug 06, 2019, 05:33 PM
Callum Tait asked Twitter to remove his ex from a photo.
  • 24-year-old Callum Tait enlisted the help of Twitter to edit his ex out of a holiday photo.
  • The picture shows the former couple at the Grand Canyon, and Tait told INSIDER he wanted to use it as his Twitter cover photo - but without his ex in it.
  • Tait didn't anticipate the nearly 2,000 replies and thousands of likes and retweets he got, however.
  • While some users simply removed her - or him - from the photo, others managed to get politicians, celebrities, and film sets involved.
  • "It wasn't even a bad break up," Tait told INSIDER.
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Travelling with a partner is one of the milestones in any relationship - but if things don't work out, it also means you're left with a bunch of beautiful photos you'll never want to look at again.

24-year-old Callum Tait from Liverpool, UK took things into his own hands when he shared a photo of him and his ex at the Grand Canyon on Twitter asking: "Anyone any good with photoshop? Got this picture of me at the Grand Canyon but it's with me ex and I just want me in it."

Tait told INSIDER: "Although I'd say I'm creative, I'm useless when it comes to actual art so Photoshop definitely isn't my forte.

"I knew that someone on Twitter could help and they did ... in the usual Twitter way!"

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Tait didn't anticipate the nearly 2,000 replies and thousands of likes and retweets he got, however - or just how creative the editing would be.

Of course, a Twitter user was able to edit his ex out of the photo.

One edited him out instead, though.

One even went as far as to edit them both out, adding: "Just in case you break up with yourself one day."

Politicians and celebrities got involved, too.

In one image, new UK prime minister Boris Johnson makes a flying appearance.

Some of the responses were straight out of movie land - here, Tait is put straight into a scene from "The Lion King..."

...While this "Batman" take looks pretty realistic, too.

One Twitter user even pictured his ex being eaten by a T-Rex.

"I can't believe how crazy it went," Tait said, adding that he told Twitter he would pick his favourite one to use as his cover photo.

"I've had responses from all around the world and laughed at almost every single one. I'm not sure if I have a favourite yet, though."

So far, he's selected an edit which shows him tripping Steven Gerrard as he's featured image, "as he did when he lost Liverpool the Premier League title in 2014, but that's because I'm an Evertonian and most of my Twitter followers also are," he said. "I plan to rotate my favourites shortly though."

As far as what his ex thinks of all of this, he said: "It wasn't even a bad break up, I just quite liked that photo and wanted it as my header on Twitter, without having an ex in!

"I believe she has seen it now and taken it lightly, which I expected as she fortunately did have a good sense of humour."

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