How social media gossip threatens to cancel the Met Gala
Misinformation surrounding the September 13 Met Gala is rife. Although it has been confirmed that Timothée Chalamet, Amanda Gorman, Billie Eilish and Naomi Osaka will co-chair the event, questions (and outrage) remain on the most important guest list. According to the tabloid giant Page 6, celebrity agents and managers express disappointment with the rumored attendee list. Which apparently consists of TikTok influencers.
“I’ve been told a lot of influencers are on the guest list,” celebrity agent said The post office. “I’ve heard that Facebook and Instagram have taken so many tables, and that put a lot of people off, along with the mask tenure.”
A publicist added: “Personally, I don’t think the Met is cool anymore… It went from super glamorous to [being] full of influencers.
While all online gossip should be taken with a grain of salt, the news isn’t that crazy. An Instagram account (still a grain of salt) posted a table after the Sixth page report has been published. He sees young influencer Emma Chamberlain sitting next to Lady Gaga and Addison Rae sitting across from Beyoncé. Ok, but where’s Jay-Z on this table then?
“This is how dinner might be,” the account captioned. “Nothing is confirmed here, so don’t believe everything you see. But if you had to choose a table, which one would it be?
Talent representatives and Vogue refused or did not respond to both Sixth page and Initiated.
Wintour was reportedly forced to reduce the guest list from 600 to 450 people in accordance with health restrictions. And like the Co-Chairs, the guest list will be skewed towards a younger audience. Which means that the affirmations of the influencers present are not that far-fetched. There is outrage, however, that beauty YouTuber James Charles could attend. While he has walked the Met Gala red carpet in the past, he has faced huge controversy after admitting to sexting underage boys.
“I think the big actors and the big fashionistas will come next year, when he comes back in May,” the agent told the publication. “I also don’t think a lot of people want to dress in ridiculously expensive outfits and put on a mask for it.”
Earlier reports suggest Jennifer Lopez will be in attendance (with Ben Affleck, fingers crossed) as well as Rihanna, Emily Ratajkowski and Lupita Nyong’o. Unfortunately for you and I, Sarah Jessica Parker might miss the lavish evening due to a busy schedule for And just like that.
The Met Gala is slated to return to normal programming in 2022. Stay tuned for more on the upcoming event.