August 1, 2013 - submitted by Mahnoor, Pakistan

Q. Dear Oracle,
I saw a GIF yesterday,which showed Coldplay crying and they were wearing their Mylo Xyloto clothes.Could you tell me whether that was real and if it was,why were they crying?
Thank you, and Happy Birthday Will

The Oracle replies:

The picture is real but without the context you would get the wrong idea. They're not crying - they are pretending to cry. That photo is from an episode of Saturday Night Live where everyone during a skit (comedy sketch) is crying at Adele's Someone Like You.