Why Jameela Jamil is calling out this year’s Met Gala attendees
The 37-year-old actress took to Instagram to share her thoughts on this year’s Met Gala theme.
Jameela Jamil is standing strong with her negative stance on the 2023 Met Gala theme which was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”
‘The Good Place’ actress took the chance to call out all the attendees morals, especially some “famous feminist” who attended the Gala in honour of a designer who publicly “degraded so many people such as women, fat people, immigrants and sexual assault survivers.”
Although Jamil didn’t attend the event which took place on May 1, she was very active on Instagram using the platform to share her frustration with society.
“Last night Hollywood and fashion said the quiet part out loud when a lot of famous feminists chose to celebrate at the highest level, a man who was so publicly cruel to women, to fat people, to immigrants, and to sexual assault survivors,” Jamil wrote on Instagram.
“All the women’s publications, spectators online, chose to gleefully ignore it. Suddenly your appetite to find someone’s tweets from when they were 12, has gone,”
Jamil admits her past faults.
Along with voicing her opinion on this year’s theme, Jamil also took the chance to explain to her followers that even though she is upset with the choices made she understands that nobody can be perfect in the world.
“Nobody has perfect morals, least of all me,” she wrote. “but Jesus Christ, we had a year to course correct here, and not award the highest honor possible to a known bigot,”
“Everyone just decided all of a sudden, we can separate the art from the artist when *convenient*. And it’s one rule for us, and another rule for everybody else. Last night, we relinquished our right to be taken at all seriously about anything important.”
What is the Met Gala?
Founded in 1948, The Met Gala, or Met Ball, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit, is an annual fundraising gala held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.
The star-filled event also announces the beginning of the MET’s spring display.
This year’s Met Gala co-chairs included Singer/ songwriter Dua Lipa, sports star Roger Federer, ‘Zoolander’ actress Penélope Cruz, and ‘Chewing Gum’ star Michaela Coel who hosted the event alongside Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.