In March, when President Joe Biden was in Brussels for the NATO summit, he was asked by a reporter about food shortages. “It’s going to be real,” he said. A month later, Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration was not expecting a food shortage here at home, so that was a relief. Meanwhile, while people struggle to afford gas to get to work, the administration is making noises about forgiving student loans.
Last year, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended the Met Gala wearing a “Tax the Rich” dress, the train of which was carried by the help, who were all wearing masks while the celebrities were not. Facing a backlash, she said she deserved respect for having “punctured the 4th wall of excess and spectacle.” We’re not sure if she’s going again this year, but the theme sounds right up her alley: “Gilded glamour.”
The Met Gala returns Monday. The fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute draws pop culture's biggest stars to its red carpet — the true event of the evening.
This year's theme? “Gilded glamour.” https://t.co/3RuconlUVq
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 28, 2022
impeccable timing https://t.co/5RLSbu65lZ
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 28, 2022
The WHCA and Met Gala just a few days apart, right after today's economic news.
Just absolutely perfect optics for all involved. https://t.co/CqJOyhMRG7
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) April 28, 2022
Next year's theme? “Let them eat cake.”
— John Selmer Dix, MA (@JohnSelmerDixMA) April 28, 2022
Big Marie Antoinette vibes
— Jax Beach Refugee (@nck_rnlds) April 28, 2022
This is perfect and not tone deaf at all.
While we peasants struggle to buy groceries and gas, our betters will be parading around in gilded costumes. https://t.co/bbFuQNeTnz
— Tracy (@tgrif74) April 28, 2022
Does anyone know a wizard who can summon a giant meteor? No reason in particular.
— Jordan P (@Nonamemcnumbers) April 28, 2022
This hilarious behavioral experiment is one of the most entertaining parts of our simulation.
— William Murray (@MurrayMurray100) April 28, 2022
Aren't we over this nonsense yet?
— Dakota🌻 (@Dakota4Ukraine) April 28, 2022
Will the workers be masked again this year?
— Erinn2ns (@Erinn2ns) April 28, 2022
Can you confirm that all of the icky, deplorable help will be masked, gloved and stowed away in the corners of the room? Else I refuse to attend.
— Nuggets (@nbanuggets) April 28, 2022
— Ben Peterson (@jazzfan71) April 28, 2022
tone deaf and to be blunt, not one soul outside of these elites gives a damn what they do.
— Tammy H (@PubProtagonist) April 28, 2022
— Mark Villi (@Sobchak2024) April 28, 2022
I can watch while eating the hot dogs I saved 16 cents on last summer!
— Orme Dugas (@DugasOrme) April 28, 2022
This will be a great kickoff to the recession caused by the guy these people told us to vote for.
— Brewersfan22 (@Brewersfan221) April 28, 2022
Could the elites, fashion clowns and celebrities be more disconnected from reality? While inflation destroys middle class families, this is the theme they chose. Stop giving them your time and more importantly, your money.
— Mariamne (@Mariamne175) April 28, 2022
The lack of self awareness ball😧
— Jeff Potrzebowski (@JeffPotrzebows1) April 28, 2022
It’s for a good cause, though; the AP reports that last year the evening earned more than a whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.
So many masked SERVANTS: Glenn Greenwald uses video of a maskless AOC being ‘primped’ for Met Gala by masked servants to trounce the left in EPIC thread https://t.co/TJFxAaaRXH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 19, 2021