DiCaprio vs Lady Gaga: what exactly happened? And who was at fault?
Lady Gaga bumped into Leonardo DiCaprio on her way to pick up a Best Actress Golden Globe
Published 11/01/2016 | 17:16
On her way to pick up her a Best Actress Golden Globe for her performance in American Horror Story: Hotel, Lady Gaga bumped into Leonardo DiCaprio's elbow, apparently catching the Revenant star unawares.
DiCaprio's shocked reaction (and his surprised/slightly terrified expression) has now hit the internet, via countless GIFs and vines – and observers are hotly debating who, if anyone, was at fault.
Gaga fans have taken to Twitter to brand Leo "rude", arguing that he should have been more aware of Gaga's win, and the fact that she was making her way to the stage. Some especially outraged viewers have even suggested that the actor was "laughing" at Gaga's win.
But others are pointing out that the incident was clearly accidental – and that if anyone was rude, it was Gaga herself, for not stopping/acknowledging the collision. It's even been suggested that Gaga deliberately "shoved" DiCaprio, because he was "laughing" at her win.
It's so sad to see how stars are even rude to others in their profession. Decaprio's expression as Lady Gaga touched him. #GoldenGlobes— Jamie Lee Scott (@authorJamie) January 11, 2016
DiCaprio himself has said that his reaction was completely unplanned.
“Oh lord – that’s trending, huh?” he later told ET Online backstage, when told that the video of the incident had gone viral. “I just didn’t know what was passing me – that’s all!”
Leo's reaction to Lady Gaga moving his arm was hilarious! She looked so rude walking by! #GoldenGlobes— Gina Valdez (@GinaValdez) January 11, 2016
DID LADY GAGA JUST SHOVE LEO WHAT HAPPENED #GoldenGlobes— Saba Saberi (@whaley_confused) January 11, 2016