New couple alert! No, just playin', but Twitter is pretty bent out of shape about Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake posing far too close for comfort at the 2013 American Music Awards. A few quick snaps were taken backstage of the pair after Swift presented Timberlake the award for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock.
The photo seems at first glance a pretty standard two-person pose you'd snap at a wedding, or of one of the stars with a fawning fan. But fans of both JT and Swift, didn't take the clutch so lightly and tweeted their dismay at seeing the singers' arms around each other.
We can assume that Swift, having grown up with 'N SYNC and Timberlake's solo career, was super stoked to get so close to the "Suit and Tie" singer. But as some pointed out, Timberlake's hand was precariously close to Swift's bust. Fans in JT's camp, however, were adamant about shielding him from the singer who's not shy about voicing her boy troubles.
Although some were okay with it.
But the overwhelming response to the close encounter was some rendition of this classic Taylor Swift joke:
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