Chris Brown Congratulates Rihanna with Friendly Kiss at VMAs; Blogs Freak Out
11:10 am, September 7th, 2012VIDEO
Since nothing too eventful actually occurred at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, a number of blogs decided to treat a mildly significant moment between Rihanna and Chris Brown like a dramatic incident.
Here’s what happened.
While returning to her chair after winning the Video of the Year award for “We Found Love,” Rihanna stopped to accept congratulations from her ex-boyfriend Brown and another audience member, who were seated directly at the end of the stage.
Brown stood up and hugged Rihanna, and she gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.
That’s literally all that happened.
But the truth is just not exciting enough for some outlets, who chose to sensationalize the gesture as some kind of watershed moment.
While TMZ accurately points out the (legitimately) newsworthy fact that it’s the first time Rihanna and Brown have publicly touched since he infamously assaulted her before the 2009 Grammys, sites such as HollywoodLife and the New York Daily News interpreted the embrace as a sign the exes have rekindled their romance.
HollywoodLife, which falsely claimed the pair was planning an onstage reunion at the VMAs, writes, “OMG – Rihanna and Chris Brown kissed each other on the lips.”
No, they did not.
The webloid suggests that brief moment means the former couple is “confirming a rekindled romance.”
HollywoodLife is confused about the definition of “confirming” or “romance” or both.
The New York Daily News also claims, “The lip lock prompted speculation there is truth to rumors about the couple’s rekindled romance, despite Brown’s relationship with model Karreuche Tran.”
Well, there’s probably always going to be “speculation” about the pair reuniting, but that doesn’t mean it’s true.
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