#AlexFromTarget Trends Like Crazy, But Who Gets The Credit?
All the hubbub around the teenage retail clerk who became an overnight internet sensation and the controversy of who gets credit for it.By Jay Strubberg | November 5, 2014
Leave it to the power of social media to bring a teenage retail clerk out of relative obscurity and make him a viral sensation in less than 48 hours.
By now, you've might have heard of #AlexFromTarget. But you might have responded the same way we did when we stumbled onto it: uh, who?
With the aid of flocks of young female followers and retweets galore, this young man — this Justin Bieber doppelganger who happens to be a Target clerk — became an Internet star essentially overnight.