"Empty Chair Day" was prompted by Clint Eastwood’s speech at the GOP convention last week, when he referred to an empty chair on stage as "Mr. Obama" and chided it for failing to keep campaign promises.

Eastwood's speech last Thursday also quickly prompted the Internet trend "Eastwooding," with people tweeting photos of empty chairs getting similarly chided by someone usually visible as only a pointing finger.

President Obama has said he wasn't offended by Eastwood's critical, though rambling, speech. He called himself a "huge" fan of the actor.