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Taika Waititi Opened Up About Those Photos Of Him Making Out With Rita Ora And Tessa Thompson

Is it that big a deal?

Taika Waititi doesn't know what the big fuss is about.

Taika Waititi on the red carpet in a suit and tie
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Yes, he was photographed kissing both his girlfriend Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson, who stars in his upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder, but, like, why does everyone care?

Ummmm, maybe because we've all been locked inside for a year with nothing to obsess over besides those photos!

RIta, Taika, and Tessa embracing at a table
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The director was asked in a recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald if he was shocked by the attention the photos received, and he's not at all fazed by it.

"I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quick. And also, is it that big a deal?" he asked. "No, not really. I was doing nothing wrong. It’s fine."

Tessa and Taika holding hands at San Diego Comic Con
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On behalf of the whole internet, Taika: WTF ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Spill. The. Tea.

Taika with his arms around Tessa's waist
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Ugh. For now, the director is opting for the “Don’t kiss and tell” mentality. So I guess the photos will continue to live in my head rent-free.

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The latest Thor will drop in May 2022, and more salacious photos of Taika and Rita will probably drop, like, sometime next week.

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