Katy Perry Kissed One Direction’s Niall And Harry At The VMAs BECAUSE SHE IS A GENIUS!! (PHOTOS)

Directioners, JUST ACCEPT that this happened. And be happy for them.

DO NOT hate Katy Perry because she is beautiful. CELEBRATE Katy Perry because this woman is an absolute and utter genius. She’s a thought leader who proved that, while under pressure, she’s capable of making the BEST decisions. Like the decision to KISS NIALL AND HARRY of One Direction when presenting them with their Best Pop Video Moonman — their first of three(!) Moonmen at the 2012 MTV VMAs.

Katy’s a known One Direction fan — she even wept dreamily into Rihanna’s shoulder as they performed “One Thing” that night. And could you blame her for being overcome by their British perfection? (She does have a thing for Brits.) And, Directioners, I know you feel an intense ownership of One Direction, don’t blame Harry and Niall for kissing Katy. Because LOOK AT KATY PERRY. Show me a person who’d pass up the opportunity to kiss her, and I’ll show you a true idiot. Everyone took one for the team here, and they are to be commended for their valor… and their opportunism. Everyone won.

When Katy Perry offers you a Moonman, YOU TAKE THE MOONMAN.

+ Watch One Direction accept their Best Pop Video VMA and perform “One Thing” live at the 2012 MTV VMAs.

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