November 21, 2016


Everyone's Talking about Zayn and Niall's Awkward AMAs Handshake

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Ever since One Direction announced their hiatus, fans have been waiting with bated breath for their reunion. On Sunday at the American Music Awards, they kind of got it.

Zayn made an appearance at the AMAs while Niall Horan was there to sing his new ditty "This Town." When Horan sauntered past his former bandmate, he went in for a handshake, which fans have been dissecting ever since.

Here's the handshake, which some salacious websites are exaggerating to be "cold," leaving Zayn "shellshocked." One blogger wrote that it was the moment that "saved 2016."

Here's just a few reactions:

Watch Fuse's interview with the boys in less tense times: