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‘I did nothing wrong’: Unapologetic Taika Waititi Claimed Three-way Kiss With Rita Ora, Tessa Thompson Not ‘That big a deal’

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2021 brought a series of controversies and one of them happened to be the infamous three-way kiss between Taika Waititi, Rita Ora, and Tessa Thompson. Taika Waititi and Rita Ora are now happily married in a secret ceremony that took place in London in 2022 and the incident has long been rather iconic in the audience’s mind.

Taika Waititi tied the knot with Rita Ora in 2022.
Taika Waititi tied the knot with Rita Ora in 2022.

The kiss itself had raised a lot of ruckus amongst fans as they were taken aback by the surprise encounter.

Backlash Faced By Taika Waititi

The three-way kiss that took place at a party held at Taika Waititi‘s mansion’s balcony with both Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson stood out the most in the event. Fans from across the world were criticizing the filmmaker for the peck and he as well as Ora and Thompson received a lot of hate for the same.

The infamous photo of Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, and Rita Ora.
The infamous photo of Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, and Rita Ora.

Tessa Thompson came out as bisexual back in 2018 and ever since then she has been open about exploring her options. So when the fans press spotted her nose to nose with Rita Ora, it came out as an even bigger surprise because at that time her relationship with Waititi had just been revealed.

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The Controversy Continued To Rise

Thompson was seen days later kissing Australian model Zac Stenmark who was 29 at that time. They had looked rather chummy and infatuated with each other and the Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker had revealed in April of 2021 about his and Rita Ora’s relationship.

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What raised the fans to question the situation further was that Taika Waititi had then later gone public and claimed that he had done no wrong because of kissing the two. Some fans seemed to be amused by the situation and “wished to be in their shoes,” while some were against their actions altogether.

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The Fans Responding To Taika Waititi

All three of the famed celebrities have a huge amount of fans and while some were throwing shade and were against them, most decided to take a more humorous approach and seemed to enjoy the publicity they had been getting.

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi are now married

All three have ever since found more freedom in their work by not caring much for the hate which might just be usual for celebrities.

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