Never in my life did I ever think I’d have to type out these words but…RIP to Dakota Johnson’s tooth gap–you will be missed. Once a definitive characteristic of her super cute smile, the gap is no longer. Dakota did the same exact thing that Demi Lovato did when she signed that employment contract with Disney Channel—she closed that MF up and said, “Adios, b*tch,” not even looking back to even consider the drama it would cause. But hey—the power of corrective dentistry, amirite?
Yesterday, a fan took to Twitter to express that something was off about Dakota’s look. “I just found out Dakota Johnson fixed her tooth gap and I’m kinda sad because that was like her brand but if it makes her feel better I’m all for it u go queen,” the user wrote, along with a new image of Dakota smiling with teeth—sans gap!!
i just found out dakota johnson fixed her tooth gap and i'm kinda sad because that was like her brand but if it makes her feel better i'm all for it u go queen pic.twitter.com/4ueTuyE9Qx
— 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚊 (@parisianchIoe) August 5, 2019
Naturally, when the news began making the rounds, gap-toothed Twitter was hellaupset. Even though I personally don’t have a gap in my teeth, I can totally understand why fans are mourning the loss of Dakota Johnson’s. Like Madonna, Brigitte Bardot, and SpongeBob, Dakota had the potential to be a gap-toothed ICON. It’s a huge loss for the gap-toothed community, TBH.
someone do god a favor and photoshop a gap in dakota johnson’s teeth from now on
— Sesangie Street (@emomuppets) August 4, 2019
me to dakota johnson’s front teeth when she’s sleeping so her gap comes back pic.twitter.com/5licwgQoIY
— brandon (@celesteswright) August 3, 2019
Rest in peace to Dakota Johnson's tooth gap, a legend in our community ❤ pic.twitter.com/r9ZYh9WPW6
— dilara (@IngmarBoobman) August 3, 2019
rip dakota johnson’s gap tooth gone but not forgotten pic.twitter.com/MhSv2G2ZWl
— jenina (@saviorcomp1ex) August 4, 2019
Logged on to find out tha Dakota Johnson, the only person who should have a gap in their teeth, got rid of hers… please Venmo me during this difficult time pic.twitter.com/7W8h3nT4L6
— groucho marxist (@amymarieberger) August 3, 2019
in memory of dakota johnson closing her gap tooth im changing my @ pic.twitter.com/2dO50r74d7
— 👼 (@dykedolores) August 3, 2019
In case you’re in absolute disbelief that Dakota truly closed her gap, here’s an image of her from last year giving us a biggggg smile while promoting Bad Times at the El Royale last year.
Aaaaaand here’s a photo of Dakota last week promoting her new movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon.
As you can see, something’s changed. Like the rest of Twitter, we’ll just have to wonder why. Whatever that reason is, it’s Dakota’s face and she can do whatever TF she wants with it—period! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.