A woman who appeared to have been snubbed by the man she was with when the two were featured on the kiss-cam at a New York Knicks basketball game recently turned what could have been an embarrassing moment into a sweet bit of revenge.
The incident occurred during Thursday’s game against the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden, KTLA’s New York sister station PIX 11 reported.
As the camera panned over the couple during a break in the game, the woman got excited, pointing up at the jumbotron above the crowd and immediately trying to catch her date’s attention, a video posted to YouTube showed.
But the man barely looked up when the woman tugged at his shirt sleeve, apparently too engrossed in his cellphone to care. Fans joined in at that point and began screaming for the man to kiss the woman.
Facing possible humiliation, the woman looked over to her left and locked lips with an apparent stranger sitting next to her.
The pair shared a passionate kiss, prompting fans to roar in approval and the woman’s date to finally look up from his phone, the video showed.
More than 3 million people have viewed the video since it was posted to YouTube by Oliver Darcy on Friday, according to the page.
But while it has garnered more than 2,000 likes, it has also prompted rampant speculation that the incident was possibly staged, according to PIX 11.
Some of the top comments on the page of the video sharing website included those expressing their opinion that the whole thing was a set up.
The three people who appeared in the kiss-cam video have not been identified.