Why Selena Gomez and Emily Blunt Covered Their Mouths for Photograph

Why Selena Gomez and Emily Blunt Covered Their Mouths for Photograph

Selena Gomez and Emily Blunt humorously addressed recent lip-reading speculations from their Golden Globes appearances at the American Film Institute Awards on Friday. The “Only Murders in the Building” star and “Oppenheimer” actor, aware of the online buzz about their conversations at the previous event, posed for cameras with their hands covering their mouths, humorously avoiding the start of new rumors.

Gomez later shared the playful photo on her Instagram Story, captioning it: “We shall not speak lol.”

The two actresses became the subjects of internet speculation following the Golden Globes. Videos of them at the event sparked various theories among online sleuths. Gomez was seen whispering to her friend Taylor Swift, leading to widespread conjecture. She later clarified that she was telling Swift about “two of my friends who hooked up.” However, a post on X (formerly Twitter) suggested she said, “I asked for a picture with him, and she said no,” gathering nearly 400,000 likes and over 62.9 million views.

Emily Blunt also found herself in the midst of online debates. A CBS TikTok video showing her and husband John Krasinski conversing on the red carpet led to various interpretations of their inaudible exchange. While some viewers speculated Krasinski said, “I can’t wait to get a divorce,” others believed he mentioned wanting to “get indoors” or looking forward to “hors d’oeuvres.” The video sparked over 900 comments as followers debated the possible interpretations of their conversation.

This incident highlights the intense scrutiny and speculation celebrities often face, particularly in the age of social media where every gesture and word can be analyzed and interpreted in myriad ways. Gomez and Blunt’s playful response at the AFI Awards serves as a lighthearted take on the situation, reminding fans and followers of the often speculative nature of such online discussions.