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Definition: kiss cam


A diversion during timeouts at sporting events, in which couples are invited to kiss on camera and be seen on the stadium's giant screens. The kiss cam operator hones in on a man and woman and makes an announcement or plays the kiss cam song. When the couple kisses, the audience applauds. There can be embarrassing outcomes if the people chosen are co-workers or siblings or not inclined to be seen in public. Sometimes couples act goofy just for fun, and occasionally couples are staged to perform for the crowd.




Caught on the Kiss Cam
While attending a 2012 exhibition basketball game in Washington, President Obama and First Lady Michelle were caught on the kiss cam. The U.S. beat Brazil 80 to 69.