Sydney Sweeney and the internet react to Samsung’s awkward unveiling of AI portrait based on her image

Sydney Sweeney at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Sydney Sweeney – and social media – has reacted to Samsung unveiling an AI-generated portrait based on her image at a live event – watch Sweeney’s awkward reaction below.

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On Wednesday (July 10), Sweeney attended Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event in Paris. During the event, which was streamed online, the camera panned to Sweeney as the company unveiled a 3D image – assisted by AI – that was generated from one Sweeney’s photos.

Sweeney was then asked for her thoughts on the generated image in real time, and social media has caught on to her awkward and uncomfortable response. “Aw, I love it. It’s amazing you can take an image like this,” she chuckles, though the lingering camera reveals a look of discomfort on the actor’s face.

Social media soon began reacting to the clip, with some users on X taking note of her “forced” reaction. “She’s trying to hold it together but her face says everything we need to know,” one user wrote, while another added: “She let out the most contractually forced ‘oh yeah, I love it'”.

See more reactions to Sweeney’s awkward response below.