The Internet was broken nearly beyond repair on Oscars night because of the La La Land flub, but there was another contributing factor: Nicole Kidman‘s incredibly bizarre clapping:
can u imagine how much more frightening rush would be if u walked into a house & all the girls were clapping like nicole kidman pic.twitter.com/gNqDjLYHQE
— Isabelle Comfort (@iComfort17) February 28, 2017
Don’t let the fake news distract you from the real tragedy of the Oscars.
Never forget. pic.twitter.com/MrrAd2D2a8
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) February 27, 2017
— Grazia UK (@GraziaUK) February 28, 2017
And there’s a lot more where that came from. Now, she’s finally explaining what happened, and it’s actually pretty simple. In an interview with Australian radio show Kyle & Jackie O, she explained, saying it was because she had big expensive jewelry on, and she didn’t want her rings to hit each other. “I was like gosh, I want to clap, I don’t want to not be clapping, which would be worse, right? ‘Why isn’t Nicole clapping?'”
She elaborated, saying “So therefore I’m clapping but it was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not my own, but it was absolutely gorgeous, and I was terrified of damaging it!”
And, while lots of people were freaking out on Twitter about her “seal-like” clapping, some people got it right away:
Why are people puzzled about the Nicole Kidman clap? THAT IS A FRESH MANICURE AND RENTED JEWELLERY YOU’D BE CLAPPING LIKE A GD SEAL TOO.
— Colin McEnaney (@Colin_McEnaney) February 28, 2017
OMG! It’s because she’s wearing huge rings! ⚡️ “What’s the deal with Nicole Kidman’s clapping?”https://t.co/1Qfwzbo77r
— MLK (@MLK3) February 28, 2017
Listen to Kidman explain above.
[image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock]
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