You might notice that, like the president, we pretty much skipped the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year … journalists are so self-absorbed and, like Jim Acosta, borderline paranoid these days we knew we wouldn’t miss much except for some reporters patting themselves on the back for working in such dangerous environments as … the Rose Garden and the White House briefing room.
We were also going to skip the 2019 Met Gala, at which celebrities arrive wearing really, really horrible outfits to match the night’s theme: camp. What they mean by “camp” we’re not sure, seeing as Jared Leto walked the carpet carrying his own head.
16. Jared Leto at the #metgala pic.twitter.com/KagmG9fmXD
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) May 6, 2019
Harry Styles of One Direction and “Dunkirk” managed to confuse us with this half-dress, half-pantsuit combo.
9. Harry Styles at the #metgala
cc: @Advil @calvinstowell pic.twitter.com/k5zWS6qNjc
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) May 6, 2019
Media: your plastic grocery sack is a decadent sinful indulgence killing the planet
Same media: YAAS KWEENZ pic.twitter.com/j61b4VibSU
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 6, 2019
Seculars: "Hey Churches, sell off your beautiful stuff and give it away for money for the poor"
Also seculars: https://t.co/Pe7557W8du
— Fr. Harrison Ayre ?? (@FrHarrison) May 7, 2019
But what really made us laugh was this tweet from Affinity magazine, “written by teens for teens.” Whichever teen was operating the Twitter account Monday night didn’t have a very high tolerance for Hillary Clinton campaign stalwart Lena Dunham.
Lena Dunham has arrived and we’re hoping she leaves soon. #METGala pic.twitter.com/LJUSXqxYx4
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) May 6, 2019
OK, she’s wearing elbow-length black rubber gloves and a pink dress (?) featuring black rubber gloves grabbing her boobs above the text, “RUBBERIST.”
“Lean Dunham has arrived and we’re hoping she leaves soon” — there’s hope for the younger generation after all.
Everyone at the gala asking each other “did you invite her?” “no I thought you did”
— jess evelyn ?? (@repudrama) May 6, 2019
This is the best tweet I've seen in a while pic.twitter.com/KIy5SXW1Ut
— Bettina Cecilia (@bcdgonzalez) May 6, 2019
I am deceased pic.twitter.com/4BdQYWUcec
— Ian Coldwater ??✨ (@IanColdwater) May 6, 2019
I love the headline pic.twitter.com/TxWRAXUI7Y
— make it right (@blueseayoongs) May 6, 2019
???omg I MISS JOAN RIVERS THIS IS JUST GOLD FOR HER
— treshdahbish?? (@treshdahbish) May 6, 2019
oh honey no
— S.I. Rosenbaum (@sirosenbaum) May 6, 2019
I'm sorry, but does she not have any friends?!?!?!? Someone, ANYONE to tell her "Nope, uh uh, go back inside, do not go out in public looking like that." https://t.co/T0t8d2mdbl
— Whatever (@DRussell76) May 6, 2019
— ?ENES KANTER FAN GRIFF? (@BlazerGC) May 6, 2019
Wearing an eraser
— Kayla (@slxump) May 6, 2019
Well, she certainly is wearing…something ?
— Valerie Parker (@filiasan) May 6, 2019
Yep, she’s gonna get roasted
— ™tt (@trademarktee_) May 6, 2019
Lena Dunham Apologizes For Arriving At The #MetGala Dressed As A Tent
— Lena Dunham Apologizes (@lenadunhamapols) May 6, 2019
— Kirk Virgil (@KirkVirgil) May 6, 2019
Her mind control chip is due for a check up. She tweakin
— Oopsie ?♏️ (@annie_sgl) May 6, 2019
Couldnt put humpty together again I see
— muslim (@heartofgore) May 6, 2019
Everyone to Lena Dunham: pic.twitter.com/CHekedO2Qa
— “Jamaican-ish” (@MapAnalyst) May 6, 2019
— The Hound Stan Acct (@MonaKinkCurlz) May 6, 2019
— Michael King (@mhking) May 6, 2019
— Not Today (@k_dot90) May 6, 2019
No thank you
— Susannah Doucet (@xanaxndchill) May 6, 2019
wtf did we ever do?
— MrPensWildWrite (@CreativeMrPen) May 7, 2019
Hillary made a great choice when she put together her celebrity street team.
If I never get invited to the met, it’ll be too soon. But if i did go… pic.twitter.com/1vkUISPGaZ
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) May 7, 2019
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And here’s Hillary Clinton’s other celebrity campaign surrogate, Katy Perry, who must have misread the night’s theme as “lamp.”
lmao wtf is this pic.twitter.com/L2xpAiUlSC
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) May 7, 2019
Looking to recapture some of that Lena Dunham Hollywood magic from 2016, Joe Biden teams up with Alyssa Milano https://t.co/gHFP0Af3oc
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 2, 2019
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