Several massive names are anticipated to be lacking from tonight’s Met Gala crimson carpet, begging the query of whether or not or not this yr’s strict COVID protocols brought about some stars to sit down this one out.
In the first Met Gala since Vogue canceled the occasion amid the pandemic final May, all company might be required to indicate masks and present proof of vaccination, in line with New York City‘s mandate for entry to indoor eating, indoor health amenities, and indoor leisure together with concert events, film theaters, and museums.
Quite a number of Met Gala regulars have introduced or hinted that they’re staying house, together with Kylie Jenner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen, and Zendaya.
While some of the stars have cited prior engagements, filming schedules, and the proven fact that the occasion is ‘so much to take on,’ their absence might have some followers questioning if it was the truth is the vaccine or masks mandate that saved them sidelined.
So far, simply Nicki Minaj has revealed that she is, the truth is, unvaccinated, tweeting: ‘If I get vaccinated it gained’t for the Met.’ Minutes earlier than the occasion kicked off, she additionally revealed that she had examined constructive for COVID.
Kylie Jenner is one of a number of massive names who will not be at the Met Gala tonight (pictured in 2018)
An inside supply instructed Page Six her motive for skipping the Met Gala is that it is simply an excessive amount of time and effort (pictured left 2017, proper 2016)
‘I’m so unhappy I could not make it this yr. I am unable to wait to see all the seems,’ she wrote on Instagram tales
Kylie Jenner has been at each Met Gala since her first in 2015, however she mentioned she is just not making it to the Met Gala tonight.
‘I’m so unhappy I could not make it this yr. I am unable to wait to see all the seems,’ she wrote on Instagram tales.
An inside supply instructed Page Six her motive for skipping the Met Gala is that it is simply an excessive amount of time and effort.
‘Kylie’s pregnant and it’s so much to take on, going to such a public occasion,’ the supply mentioned.
She is, nevertheless, in New York for New York Fashion Week
Jenner raised eyebrows in 2016 when she shared a meme that gave the impression to be anti-vax
Another mentioned she had beforehand been permitted to attend it however determined to again out as a result of of her being pregnant.
It’s unclear whether or not or not Jenner has obtained the jab, although it might have additionally technically been required to the REVOLVE Gallery at New York Fashion Week earlier this week.
Jenner hasn’t spoken about the COVID-19 vaccine a method or one other, however did elevate eyebrows in 2016 when she shared a meme that gave the impression to be anti-vax.
Staying house: Nicki Minaj is the solely star to explicitly say that the vaccine mandate is what’s preserving her out of the Met Gala (pictured 2019)
‘They need you to get vaccinated for the Met,’ she tweeted this afternoon. ‘If I get vaccinated it gained’t for the Met’
She has continued to interact with followers on Twitter on the topic
Nicki Minaj is the solely star to explicitly say that the vaccine mandate is what’s preserving her out of the Met Gala.
‘They need you to get vaccinated for the Met,’ she tweeted this afternoon. ‘If I get vaccinated it gained’t for the Met. It’ll be as soon as I really feel I’ve performed sufficient analysis. I’m working on that now.
‘In the meantime my loves, be secure. Wear the masks with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that free one.’
She has continued to interact with followers on Twitter on the topic.
When one fan instructed her that the vaccine ‘would not stop getting covid, it prevents you getting critical signs. Non vaccinated persons are 11x extra more likely to go away from covid than vaccinated,’ Minaj replied.
‘Babe. That’s not true. I had the very same signs as ppl with the rattling vaccine,’ she wrote again, seeming to overlook the level of the unique tweet.
‘I used to be prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who acquired COVID? Do u know what it’s not to have the ability to kiss or maintain your tiny child for over every week?’ she mentioned to a different fan. ‘A child who is simply used to his mama? “get vaccinated” Drake had simply instructed me he acquired covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile.’
Sarah Jessica Parker is busy filming, and her frequent date Andy Cohen mentioned he is sitting this one out, too (pictured in 2018)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen
Sarah Jessica Parker is a Met Gala mainstay, typically sporting one of the extra buzzed-about seems of the night time.
But her frequent date, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, mentioned he was staying house this yr — and hinted that she was too busy to go, both.
‘I’m taking a yr off,’ he instructed Access Hollywood. ‘My date is filming this yr. She’s filming “And Just Like That…”
Parker hasn’t explicitly shared whether or not or not she is vaccinated, however in May she appeared to share a pro-vaccine stance by posting a hyperlink to a New York Times article titled: ‘How a Javits Center Vaccine Nurse Spends Her Sundays.’
As for Cohen, he is additionally saved his vaccine standing to himself — however when his present Watch What Happens Live welcomed again an in-studio viewers in June, it was introduced that each one viewers members have to be vaccinated, based on Variety.
Zendaya additionally admitted that she is not making it to the occasion and might be busy filming Euphoria (pictured in 2019)
Zendaya additionally admitted that she is not making it to the occasion, which is co-chaired by her Dune costar Timothee Chalamet.
‘My followers are going to be very upset with me,’ she instructed Extra TV.
‘I’ll sadly not be capable to attend as a result of I’ll be working for Euphoria,’ she continued.
‘I acquired my break day to come back right here and do that Venice [Film Festival] expertise, which has been actually, actually particular.’
In July, Zendaya was caught on camera getting vaccinated at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Dua Lipa is reportedly skipping out on this yr’s Met Gala as a result of she is filming Mathew Vaughn’s upcoming thriller Argylle in the UK
Dua Lipa made her Met Gala debut in 2019, however she allegedly needed to bow out of this yr’s occasion as a result of she’s throughout the pond working on her first characteristic movie.
The 25-year-old Grammy winner is in the UK capturing director Mathew Vaughn’s upcoming thriller Argylle, TMZ reported final week.
According to the outlet, she was invited to this yr’s Met Gala, and she would have gone if it wasn’t for her film schedule.
It’s unclear if the English singer has been capable of get vaccinated, however she plans on getting the shot. In Vanity Fair‘s July/August 2021 cowl story, the journal famous her ‘dedication to ready her flip for the coronavirus vaccine.’
Whether or not Lipa’s boyfriend Anwar Hadid — the brother of fashions Gigi and Bella Hadid — was invited to this yr’s Met Gala stays unknown.
Hadid, who attended along with his household in 2017, made headlines in late December when he mentioned he would ‘completely not’ be getting the COVID-19. However, he later insisted he’s not an anti-vaxxer.
‘I’m not “anti-vax.” I believe everybody needs to be cautious with every vaccine individually constructive and doable unfavorable results,’ mentioned the 22-year-old, who was recognized with Lyme illness,
Hadid added that he has certainly ‘taken vaccines earlier than.’
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are rumored to be lacking out on the occasion as a result of of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback’s soccer schedule
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attended their first Met Gala collectively in 2008, and they’ve made a crimson carpet look nearly yearly since.
However, the timing of this yr’s postponed occasion is rumored to have been a difficulty for the couple as a result of of Brady’s soccer schedule.
The Met Gala is usually held in May, when the legendary quarterback is free, however soccer season has already began.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 19, that means Brady is probably going busy coaching along with his workforce in Florida.