Bad Bunny is making his way through the list of artists who kissed someone on live television, which turned out to be one of the most contentious events of the time.
Bad Bunny stole a quick smooch with a male backup dancer while performing “Titi Me Pregunto” at the MTV Video Music Awards last night, sending Twitter into a divided frenzy over what it was to make up for the display.
The Puerto Rican singer won Artist of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards, making history as the first Latinx person to win the category.
Bad Bunny blasted everyone’s screens from New York to New Jersey and across the country with his hit, “Titi Me Pregunto,” performing from Yankee Stadium in New York.
Toward the end of the performance, when all the dancers were gathered around him, Bad Bunny made an unexpected move: he kissed his male backup dancer on the lips for a few seconds.
Although same-sex relationships are not new to American television, moments like these have polarized viewers over the years; consider the 2003 VMAs controversy involving Madonna and Britney Spears.
The unexpected moment goes viral on Twitter, with many fans of Bad Bunny, formally known as Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, ecstatic about what they see on television.
A fan said in excitement:
“I REALLY GOT TO SEE BAD BUNNY KISS A MAN ON STAGE WITH MY OWN TWO EYES. WE LOVE BISEXUAL BENITO.”
Others were pleasantly surprised, remarking that it reminded them of Britney Spears and Madonna’s infamous kiss at the 2003 Video Music Awards.
Meanwhile, some remained skeptical, pointing out that Bad Bunny has only been queerbating, which some accuse Harry Styles of doing.
A netizen tweeted:
“Just turned on my TV and saw that dude Bad Bunny kiss another dude during his performance. Is the whole world LGBT or is there an agenda?”
Fans of the Reggaeton star were not surprised by the televised kiss because Bad Bunny has recently expressed breaking gender norms in his fashion sense and even in music.
Bad Bunny is the second Latin artist to win the Artist of the Year Award at the MTV Video Music Awards, following Camilla Cabello, and the first non-English language singer.