So you know that photo of Willow, Jaden, and Will Smith grimacing up at a screen while watching a performance at last night’s VMAs? It’s been going around the internet like wildfire, with everyone – including us — saying that it was a reaction shot to Miley Cyrus‘ extremely-pregnancy inducing gyration show with Robin Thicke. But according to Gossip Cop and some common sense stuff that I personally totally missed, the picture was actually taken during a different performance altogether — Lady Gaga‘s.
It totally made sense that the Smith Family’s looks of horror would stem from Miley’s insane twerking and tongue-work during that number, but if you look in the right hand corner of the photo, you can see an image of what’s actually going on onstage, and it’s a screenshot from the second half of Gaga’s self-referential number. You know, the part where she’s jumping around in a seashell bra and a thong. Which might serve to explain the dazed looks and general disgust.
And just to prove it, once Gossip Cop went back through the footage and checked the replay of MTV’s ‘Live All Access’ feed, they discovered that the reaction shot comes at 3:04:17, which was smack-dab in the middle of Gaga’s performance. Well ain’t that something. The day the internet was fooled. It’s never happened before and it will never happen again. I know personally, this is the first mistake I’ve ever ever made, so I know I can rely on your kindness and understanding during this difficult time.
Although I do want to point out — what have the VMAs become when a performer with a bare ass isn’t the most shock-worthy moment of the night? Remember when Britney Spears and that python like…blew everyone’s minds? Well this is 2013 now, bitches. So now we essentially are naked and we have teddy bears. We’re living the dream, guys. Welcome to the future.