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Couple or Cult?

By Morgan Oberwiler

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are a punk rock power couple of this decade. It is hard to keep eyes off the pair after going public, dropping mirror selfies and Instagram stories regularly. Their unapologetic PDA and proneness to engage in darker antics has drawn the duo a great deal of attention.

Fox and Kelly first met in Puerto Rico while filming “Midnight in the Switchgrass,” a serial killer thriller. Fox was cast first in February, and Kelly joined shortly after in early March. The pair seemed to bond on set, stemming from Kelly posting a photo of his and Fox's cast chairs positioned next to each other.

“I just remember this tall, blond, ghostly creature and I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed.’ He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ Then, I swear to God, he disappeared like a ninja in a smoke bomb,” said Fox, describing their first encounter.

Fox and Kelly’s relationship was confirmed on June 15, 2020, after the paparazzi published photographs of them holding hands and kissing after a night spent at Mr. Furley's Bar in Sherman Oaks, California.

In celebration of their first Valentine's Day as a couple, Kelly shared a gallery of pictures and videos in tribute to his girlfriend, including a photo of a necklace that seemed to contain a drop of her blood.

On January 12, 2022, the couple announced they were engaged. Fans were pleasantly surprised after hearing the news; however, what caught them off guard was how Fox casually expressed the two of them “drank each other’s blood.”

Artwork by Ashwathi Chemban

Fans feel that Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly take their relationship too far.

“Yeah. So, I guess to drink each other’s blood might mislead people or people are imagining us with goblets and we’re like 'Game of Thrones,' drinking each other’s blood. It’s just a few drops, but yes, we do consume each other’s blood on occasion for ritual purposes only,” Fox said.

Many students of NHP have found Kelly and Fox’s interactions disturbing and worrisome. They feel that drinking a partner's blood is not only eerie but also unhealthy.

“That’s disgusting. I couldn’t imagine doing something like that. That can’t be safe,” junior Alisha Husain said.

“I remember hearing about that and thinking how insane that is. Their fixation with drinking blood is so gross,” sophomore Julia Lopez said.

Fox and Kelly are an exciting new couple who have shaped the media drastically.


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