Vanessa Hudgens seems to be among those that feels Austin Butler should probably drop the Southern accent.
Butler has faced a lot of ribbing during his promotional tour and subsequent awards season campaign for not being able to really shake the accent he developed while playing Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's biopic, Elvis.
Recently, a news story was shared to Twitter about Butler's voice coach for the film saying the accent Butler presents is "genuine" and might "last forever."
In a moment of subtle shade, Hudgens commented on the post about her ex-boyfriend, writing simply, "Crying." She also liked the post -- making it fairly clear that she at least finds the discourse around Butler's Elvis accent to be entertaining.
Some actually credit Hudgens -- who dated Butler for over eight years -- for inspiring him to take on the celebrated role.
During an appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan in August 2019, shortly after his casting in Elvis was announced, Hudgens recalled, "It's so crazy, because last December, we were driving along and we were listening to Christmas music, and then an Elvis Presley Christmas song came on. He had just dyed his hair dark -- he's a natural blonde -- and I was looking at him and he was singing along and I was like, 'Babe, you need to play Elvis. I don't know how, but I'm serious. You need to play him.'"