Elliott Tebele is the mastermind behind the Instagram sensation @FuckJerry. We interviewed Tebele, hoping to get an understanding of the method to his hugely successful madness, but true to form he responded with his patented mix of crypticness and comedy.
NeueJournal: How do you break the ice?
Fuck Jerry: Hi, hello.
NJ: How do you know a photo or meme that you post is considered worthy?
FJ: I think by now I have a good understanding of my fans’ taste.
NJ: Favorite social media platform (besides Instagram)?
NJ: All time favorite internet meme?
FJ: URBAN OUTFITTERS BE LIKE
NJ: Name one thing you haven’t checked off your bucket list?
FJ: Play a 1 on 1 versus Michael Jordan.
NJ: Do you bring your phone to the bathroom?
FJ: Duh. I actually do all my grams from the toilet.
NJ: When is it appropriate to start drinking, no judgment?
FJ: Weekdays: in the evening. Weekends: in the morning.
NJ: If you could teach a class on any subject, what would you teach?
FJ: Vintage sneakers.
NJ: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received so far?
FJ: Whenever someone tells you how to run your business, just respond politely with, “That’s interesting, thanks for the advice.”
Photography: Anton Lombardi for NeueJournal