Does the Met Gala low-key suck? That's what a few major celebrity attendees would have us believe. The star-studded annual event's celeb backlash began back in 2013, when one Gwyneth Paltrow sung her disdain for the black-tie fundraiser to anyone who would listen. Sample quotes: "It was so un-fun," "It sucked," and, "I did not enjoy it at all."
And if Gwyneth Paltrow does not enjoy something, there must be other people not enjoying it too, right?
Certainly, and Amy Schumer is the latest to come out and say it. "I guess I should be grateful I was invited or something, but yeah, it felt like a punishment. It's not me and I don't like it," she told Howard Stern. "We're dressed up like a bunch of fuckin' assholes." Schumer attended this year's gala with Alexander Wang, widely believed to be the most fun designer in the industry. So if she didn't have fun with him, it must have really sucked. "I left not the second I could; I left earlier than I should've been allowed," she also said. There was one plus side, which was that she got to meet Beyoncé: "I got to meet Beyoncé and she was like, 'Is this your first Met?' and I was like, 'It's my last.'" OK then!
Schumer, Vogue's July 2016 cover girl, justifies her criticism of the Vogue-hosted party by pointing out that fashion just isn't her thing — kind of like being plus-size. "I have no interest in fashion. I like the idea of coming up with a way to dress that's more comfortable and looks cool. That sounds good to me. But other than that I just don't care." She went on to tell a story about how she went into either a Gucci or Prada store, on a mission to "buy something expensive," only to leave with nothing because the sales people annoyed her and "everything looked so whack and stupid."
We certainly get why wearing an uncomfortable dress (even one custom-made for you by Alexander Wang) and forcing small talk with people you don't know isn't everyone's ideal Monday night. (Demi Lovato's not a fan either.) Punishment, though? Aside from the fact that the event is organized by a magazine she was just on the cover of, raised $12.5 million for the museum, and is the culmination of a lot of people's hard work, fashion is such an easy target, and hating on it feels a little hackneyed, if you ask us.
But also, maybe the Met Gala really does suck (unless you're in the bathroom, of course).