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Stars Of Breaking Bad Shock And Disappoint With Announcement That They’re In The Mezcal Business Now

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So a Breaking Bad reunion or spinoff isn’t happening any time soon.

A couple of weeks ago, there was a lot of chatter about a possible project between Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, after a cryptic post to social media. The post left fans wodnering what they could possibly be talking about.

And the tease on Instagram came more than a year after the pair were spotted in Oaxaca. What could the two be working on?

This is the straight up cryptic Instagram post that started all the speculation.

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Not only did it show the two Breaking Bad stars together but it also had the caption “Even sooner.”

This led many fans to think that a possible movie, reunion, or spinoff may be in the works. Little did they know they’d soon be disappointed.

Then came the reveal which surprised pretty much everyone – they were teaming up on a mezcal brand.

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Paul captioned the post saying ” “Three years ago, we sat in a sushi bar in New York. Talking about life and what we could possibly do down the road together. We had the time of our lives while shooting Breaking Bad and truly built a very special bond. Knowing that we shouldn’t share the screen for quite a while – our thoughts turned to a new project. We sipped cocktails and thought about what it should be. The younger one looked at his drink and said, you know what we should do? We should do a really special Mezcal. The older one said, you mean the liquor with a worm at the bottom? Nah, that was just some bullsh*t gimmick, I mean real, artesanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico. After that dinner, we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads. So, we started traveling to Oaxaca to see if we could find it, and we mean it had to be ‘it,’ something so damn good even people who don’t think they like Mezcal will love it.”

However, “love” isn’t exactly what some fans are feeling about the big reveal.

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“So that was it?! That’s what the hype was about? Nothing related to Breaking Bad?! DISAPPOINTED!” one fan commented back. 

“The biggest troll in the history of trolls. Maybe ever,” another reaction read.

Other reactions on Twitter ranged from basically ‘OK I like mezcal but don’t tease me like that…’

Seriously, people were truly worked up for a Breaking Bad project to be true.

To one Twitter user who was plotting her revenge on the “Dos Hombres.”

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And from the looks of reactions across social media, it looks like she’d have a lot of support.

While others basically took the news worse than others.

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Needless to say, the two stars couldn’t please everyone. “How could you do this to us Bryan,” a fan wrote on Instagram. “But yeah I’ll buy a bottle.”

Though at least one person on Twitter tried to approach it with an open mind.

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Until they realized they wouldn’t even be able to try it!

Others across Twitter were feeling a bit off by the whole announcement because they feel it is appropriative.

In their announcement, the duo didn’t mention anything about the traditional communities in Oaxaca who have been created mezcal for hundreds of years nor did they even talk about the process that goes into it.

To many, it was another case of two non-Latinos capitalizing on a culture that isn’t theirs.

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