Twitter goes public today on the New York Stock Exchange, and actor Patrick Stewart showed up to ring the opening bell, along with 9-year-old lemonade stand owner Vivienne Harr and a rep from the Boston P.D. Some people were just perplexed by the actor boldly going where no man has gone before. Or something.

Sigh.

https://twitter.com/Sheamus/status/398458651804839936/

Here’s why:

https://twitter.com/kevinbarnett/status/398458781849616385

And as Twitchy readers know, Patrick Stewart is a hit with his 722,000 Twitter followers. The reasons are obvious:

An important question remains: