Why We Can’t Look Away From Megan Fox And Machine Gun Kelly’s Bizarre Relationship

    “He knew that part of his job was to uphold the promise of them being these sick, pleather freaks — in a good way.”

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to Jezebel senior writer Megan Reynolds about Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s “Hot Topic” romance. Here's some of what we learned:

    BuzzFeed Daily: I think the title of your piece just perfectly captures what's going on with this relationship: "Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's Hot Topic Love Is Thrilling." This pairing elicits a lot of strong reactions from people. Is it sweet? Is it toxic? Is it some sort of weird publicity stunt? Where do you fall on this?

    Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly

    BuzzFeed Daily: So, the real reason we're talking about this right now, even though I talk about them all the time, is this bizarre GQ interview. Can you break down some of the most notable aspects of the article?

    BuzzFeed Daily: I do find myself rooting for them. However, there was one thing that Machine Gun Kelly said in the article that did raise some red flags for me. He described the relationship as "ecstasy and agony," and the agony part then becomes sort of an alarming way to describe the romantic entanglement. It could be read as toxic, unless I'm reading the agony thing wrong and that's the part where they're working out their past shit. What did you make of that agony statement?

    BuzzFeed Daily: I think someone at Jezebel, your coworker, described it as the "the tattooed boyfriend and the pretty girlfriend." And I think Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee would be categorically probably part of that. I'm also thinking of Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande (may that beautiful romance rest in peace.) What is it about that trope that that grips people?

    BuzzFeed Daily: There's another tattooed boyfriend/pretty girlfriend making the rounds right now, and that would be Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian, who you have very controversially dubbed the "couple of the year." And that goes even over J-Lo and Ben Affleck 2.0. Can you please defend that stance for our audience?

    Meanwhile, a former Degrassi writer claimed that Drake was ready to leave the show because he was worried his character being in a wheelchair would make him look quote “soft.”

    Adele just released her music video for “Easy On Me,” and, in a recent interview with British Vogue, she talked about how she hopes her new album will help her son understand why she and his father divorced.

    Adele in the Easy On Me video

    As always, thanks for listening! And if you ever want to suggest stories or just want to say hi, you can reach us at daily@buzzfeed.com.