Will Smith's VMA reaction was not because of Miley Cyrus' Twerkathon

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We all love Will Smith, but it turns out that the hilarious reaction photo that caught the Internet on fire following the MTV Video Music Awards was actually not what it claimed to be. Social media and multiple media outlets passed the photo along as a reaction to Miley Cyrus’ raunchy twerk session/performance, but it turns out there was more to the photo than it appears.

The moment that the photo was captured actually came while the Smith’s were watching Lady Gaga prance around in her G-string for her opening performance of “Applause.”

Vulture has a GIF that captures the moment that the screen shot was taken:

So while the screenshot made it look like the Smith’s were reacting in sheer horror of a silly white girl trying to dance, Will and Will were actually just obnoxiously chewing gum and going along with the music. As for Jaden, he does still appear to be as confused as ever.

It’s not as fun to look at the photo pictured above when you realize that it wasn’t disgust for Miley Cyrus, but we still love the Smith’s and there were plenty of other reactions to Miley’s performance.

All you need to do is see Rihanna’s reaction for proof:

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