What is the 2020 Challenge? Reese Witherspoon Sparks Instagram Trend

Reese Witherspoon sparked a social media trend this week when she posted a collage of how her 2020 has gone so far—and now celebrities from Celine Dion to Sarah Paulson are hopping on.

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year, the U.S. has been faced with various lockdowns and each stage has brought with it a range of emotions. And while it is a difficult time for everybody, Witherspoon has brought some humor to our feeds with the 2020 Challenge meme.

On Tuesday, Witherspoon shared the collage reflecting how she has felt through different stages of lockdown. From feeling optimistic in January, upset in April to feeling confused as the summer months seem to blur into one—her calendar is certainly relatable.

Yup. pic.twitter.com/NdZhH3bxdt

— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) August 4, 2020

Mindy Kaling was the first to jump on the meme challenge and said: "Pretty much. Inspired by Reese Witherspoon."

Pretty much. Inspired by @ReeseW pic.twitter.com/u7E2qo4RkK

— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 4, 2020

Then, Witherspoon's Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington joined in and said: "SAME."

.@ReeseW @mindykaling...SAME pic.twitter.com/P8RddrG1Py

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) August 4, 2020

Celebrities like Charlize Theron, Richard E Grant, Celine Dion, and Sarah Paulson then started sharing their own collages depicting themselves falling into various stages of anger, despair, or boredom.

Theron said: "Reese I feel you on 2020 girl..."

.@ReeseW I feel you on #2020 girl... pic.twitter.com/Li71CfdTLW

— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) August 6, 2020

Zooey Deschanel said: "2020! What a time!"

2020! What a time! Inspired by @ReeseW @mindykaling @kerrywashington @HannahSimone pic.twitter.com/P6lEdG8z5q

— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) August 5, 2020

Kristin Chenoweth said: "2020, y'all."

2020, y’all. 🙃@ReeseW @kerrywashington pic.twitter.com/expPec8Xmy

— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 5, 2020

Richard E. Grant shared a collage that his daughter Olivia made for him, inspired by Witherspoon.

Inspired by @ReeseW , my daughter @OliviaGranted made this calendar pic.twitter.com/fgUjTxgbZW

— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) August 6, 2020

Sarah Paulson simply said: "My 2020," and credited Witherspoon, Kaling, and Washington.

Beth Behrs said: "This might be some of my best comedic work."

This might be some of my best comedic work. #2020challenge #2BrokeGirls #legos #CarolChanning pic.twitter.com/k6BosmnouF

— Beth Behrs (@BethBehrs) August 7, 2020

Priyanka Chopra joined in the challenge and said: "2020. Same."

2020. Same @ReeseW pic.twitter.com/5Th8bAkaq3

— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 6, 2020

Celine Dion was a little more optimistic and said: "A little laugh goes a long way...here's hoping the rest of 2020 is looking up!"

A little laugh goes a long way 😄❤️ here's hoping the rest of #2020 is looking up! - Team Celine

De quoi faire sourire…😄❤️ En espérant que le reste de 2020 s’améliore! - Team Céline #ThursdayThoughts

CC. @ReeseW pic.twitter.com/6WE43qyqJp

— Celine Dion (@celinedion) August 6, 2020

Debbie Allen said: "Chiiile, listen..."

Chiiile, listen... 🤦🏽‍♀️⁣
Inspired by @KerryWashington @mindykaling @ReeseW pic.twitter.com/wgMcGwwjF7

— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) August 6, 2020

Viola Davis said: "I'd have to agree with Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Kerry Washington about 2020 thus far!"

I’d have to agree with @ReeseW, @mindykaling & @kerrywashington about 2020 thus far! 🤣❤️ pic.twitter.com/HmUCpu74A8

— Viola Davis (@violadavis) August 5, 2020

Elizabeth Banks said: "Thought I'd hop on the trend [Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon]. Seems about right."

Thought I’d hop on the trend @mindykaling @ReeseW. Seems about right. pic.twitter.com/tmlrlJe5DJ

— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) August 5, 2020

Jennifer Garner said: "Ok, ok, Reese Witherspoon—I'm in. As always. This was oddly cathartic."

But it's not just celebrities taking part in the 2020 Challenge. Filming giants like Hulu and Netflix are joining in, using characters from popular TV shows to demonstrate their 2020 emotions.

Hulu shared a calendar featuring Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne in Normal People and said: "And, somehow, there is still more 2020 left."

Netflix Film joined in with a calendar of Adam Driver in Marriage Story and simply said: "yup."

yup pic.twitter.com/vz36c9mRak

— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) August 5, 2020

Netflix went with Will from Stranger Things, which is appropriate seeing as this year has felt like living in the Upside Down.

sigh. pic.twitter.com/0ozDDLm9Bw

— Netflix (@netflix) August 5, 2020

To take part in the 2020 Challenge, find a range of selfies each reflecting a different emotion that represents how you have felt throughout 2020. Use a free collage app from the app store, like Instagram's Layout app to put your calendar together, before adding the months from January to September.

Finally, post your collage to Instagram and Twitter with the #2020Challenge hashtag to be part of the celebrity-approved viral meme.

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. Reese Witherspoon has sparked a meme challenge on social media when she posted a calendar depicting how her 2020 is going so far. Getty/Frazer Harrison