PIERS MORGAN: This year’s Met Gala finally jumped the shark and needs to be put out of its misery

PIERS MORGAN: This year’s Met Gala finally jumped the shark and needs to be put out of its misery

The phrase ‘jumped the shark’ originated from an episode of hit ’70s comedy TV present Happy Days when The Fonz inexplicably stopped being the world’s coolest dude and jumped over a caged shark on water-skis.

The excruciating scene turned synonymous with something that was as soon as widespread and deemed ‘cool’ however abruptly loses relevance after a woefully misguided try at producing publicity or consideration spectacularly backfires.

As I perused all the protection from final evening’s Met Gala, by no means have the phrases ‘jumped the shark’ appeared extra mockingly related.

Where do I even begin with this towering monument to hilarious hypocrisy and horrifically hideous ‘high fashion’?

Well, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears an excellent place for a gap salvo.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has spent the previous few years lecturing the complete world on the planet-ending evils of materialistic, vacuous, obscenely ostentatious capitalism. Yet right here she was prancing about on the pink carpet at the most materialistic, vacuous, obscenely ostentatious instance of capitalism possible – surrounded by tons of of the wealthiest and most privileged folks in American society

Tickets for the Met Gala cost $35,000 a head, enough to feed three average American families of four for a year according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Yet Ocasio-Cortez believed it was her 'responsibility' to attend this ludicrously pointless celebration of totally unnecessary and often cringe-worthy extravagance. In a comical effort to fend off her critics, she wore a white dress with the words 'Tax the rich' sprawled across in it in red lettering

Tickets for the Met Gala price $35,000 a head, sufficient to feed three common American households of 4 for a yr in accordance to the United States Department of Agriculture. Yet Ocasio-Cortez believed it was her ‘duty’ to attend this ludicrously pointless celebration of completely pointless and typically cringe-worthy extravagance. In a comical effort to fend off her critics, she wore a white gown with the phrases ‘Tax the wealthy’ sprawled throughout in it in pink lettering 

Unfortunately for AOC, the only conversation about the Met Gala today is what a flaming hypocrite she is. And so is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who two years ago gave this explanation for why he never attended the Gala: 'It's an elite gathering, I'm not an elite guy. Let's make it real simple, it's just not my thing. This is the kind of place where the elite goes and likes to be with each other, and I have a different approach.' Yet there he was last night, hobnobbing with the very elite he professes to despise. What a fraud! Pictured: Bill de Blasio with wife Chirlane McCray and son Dante de Blasio

Unfortunately for AOC, the solely dialog about the Met Gala at this time is what a flaming hypocrite she is. And so is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who two years in the past gave this rationalization for why he by no means attended the Gala: ‘It’s an elite gathering, I’m not an elite man. Let’s make it actual easy, it is simply not my factor. This is the type of place the place the elite goes and likes to be with one another, and I’ve a special strategy.’ Yet there he was final evening, hobnobbing with the very elite he professes to despise. What a fraud! Pictured: Bill de Blasio with spouse Chirlane McCray and son Dante de Blasio

Kim who was mercilessly mocked on social media for wearing what seemed to be a fusion of giant black trash bag and Taliban burka that covered every inch of her face and body. Ironically, she looked better than I've seen her for years

Kim who was mercilessly mocked on social media for carrying what appeared to be a fusion of large black trash bag and Taliban burka that coated each inch of her face and physique. Ironically, she regarded higher than I’ve seen her for years

The socialist Congresswoman has spent the previous few years lecturing the complete world on the planet-ending evils of materialistic, vacuous, obscenely ostentatious capitalism.

Yet right here she was prancing about on the pink carpet at the most materialistic, vacuous, obscenely ostentatious instance of capitalism possible – surrounded by tons of of the wealthiest and most privileged folks in American society.

Tickets for the Met Gala price $35,000 a head, sufficient to feed three common American households of 4 for a yr in accordance to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Yet Ocasio-Cortez believed it was her ‘duty’ to attend this ludicrously pointless celebration of completely pointless and typically cringe-worthy extravagance.

In a comical effort to fend off her critics, she wore a white gown with the phrases ‘Tax the wealthy’ sprawled throughout in it in pink lettering.

But who was she kidding?

Not Andray Domise, from black information community Rezistans Nwa, who pointed out that the gala was happening simply yards from the place the NYPD have been arresting ‘defund the police’ protesters – a trigger that AOC has beforehand supported.

‘Police have been creasing folks’s heads outdoors when you and your folks have been nibbling watermelon tarts with smoked yuzu soy on panipuri crackers,’ he seethed on Twitter.

Naturally, Ocasio-Cortez believed she was nonetheless being an excellent little socialist, disingenuously insisting that her solely motivation for attending the fancy occasion was to immediate a debate about taxing the wealthy.

‘We want to break the fourth wall and problem some of the establishments,’ she stated. ‘While the Met is understood for its spectacle, we must always have some conversations about it.’

Unfortunately for her, the solely dialog about the Met Gala at this time is what a flaming hypocrite she is.

And so is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who two years in the past gave this rationalization for why he by no means attended the Gala: ‘It’s an elite gathering, I’m not an elite man. Let’s make it actual easy, it is simply not my factor. This is the type of place the place the elite goes and likes to be with one another, and I’ve a special strategy.’

Yet there he was final evening, hobnobbing with the very elite he professes to despise. What a fraud!

And talking of frauds, tennis star Naomi Osaka has spent most of the yr whining, crying, throwing racket-breaking tantrums on courtroom, and blaming the media for her poor type and psychological well being points.

And speaking of frauds, tennis star Naomi Osaka has spent most of the year whining, crying, throwing racket-breaking tantrums on court, and blaming the media for her poor form and mental health issues. Yet last night she rocked up, as sulky faced as ever, to parade in front of the world's media in an outrageous Louis Vuitton outfit that screamed 'GIVE ME ATTENTION!'

And talking of frauds, tennis star Naomi Osaka has spent most of the yr whining, crying, throwing racket-breaking tantrums on courtroom, and blaming the media for her poor type and psychological well being points. Yet final evening she rocked up, as sulky confronted as ever, to parade in entrance of the world’s media in an outrageous Louis Vuitton outfit that screamed ‘GIVE ME ATTENTION!’

Emma Raducanu – who embraces rather than attacks the media - wore a fun, glamorous black-and-white Chanel ensemble that was entirely appropriate for a girl of 18

Emma Raducanu – who embraces somewhat than assaults the media – wore a enjoyable, glamorous black-and-white Chanel ensemble that was completely applicable for a woman of 18 

Wintour sank her beady celebrity-exploiting claws into Raducanu faster than the world's fastest animal killer, the Peregrine falcon which dive bombs its prey at 242mph. To make last-minute room for her, poor old Khloe Kardashian was apparently banned by Wintour for 'not being famous enough' – which would have been especially hurtful given a bunch of D-listers were invited including Brooklyn Beckham whose only claim to fame is being David's son

Wintour sank her beady celebrity-exploiting claws into Raducanu quicker than the world’s quickest animal killer, the Peregrine falcon which dive bombs its prey at 242mph. To make last-minute room for her, poor outdated Khloe Kardashian was apparently banned by Wintour for ‘not being well-known sufficient’ – which might have been particularly hurtful given a bunch of D-listers have been invited together with Brooklyn Beckham whose solely declare to fame is being David’s son

Yet final evening she rocked up, as sulky confronted as ever, to parade in entrance of the world’s media in an outrageous Louis Vuitton outfit that screamed ‘GIVE ME ATTENTION!’

I’d say what I actually give it some thought, however the woke brigade would solely accuse me of being a sexist racist bully and order me to ‘LEAVE HER ALONE!’ Suffice it to say, the gown would been higher suited to a horror-themed Halloween occasion.

By marked distinction, her ever-smiling new rival Emma Raducanu – who embraces somewhat than assaults the media – wore a enjoyable, glamorous black-and-white Chanel ensemble that was completely applicable for a woman of 18.

Though her presence at the Gala so quickly after her US Open triumph uncovered the brazen ruthlessness of the occasion’s chief, Vogue supremo Anna Wintour, who dumps and contains company on a shamelessly populist whim like a Roman emperor giving a thumbs up or down to whether or not gladiators ought to dwell or die.

Wintour sank her beady celebrity-exploiting claws into Raducanu quicker than the world’s quickest animal killer, the Peregrine falcon which dive bombs its prey at 242mph.

To make last-minute room for her, poor outdated Khloe Kardashian was apparently banned by Wintour for ‘not being well-known sufficient’ – which might have been particularly hurtful given a bunch of D-listers have been invited together with Brooklyn Beckham whose solely declare to fame is being David’s son.

But not less than Khloe’s banishment spared her the diabolical ignominy which befell her sister Kim who was mercilessly mocked on social media for carrying what appeared to be a fusion of large black trash bag and Taliban burka that coated each inch of her face and physique.

Ironically, she regarded higher than I’ve seen her for years.

Which is greater than can be stated for some of the different trend abominations on present, particularly these making political factors.

Schitts Creek star Dan Levy claimed his ridiculous outfit made a 'statement about marriage equality' when in fact it just made a statement that if you want to avoid being a global joke then don't go out looking like the Michelin Man in a map

Schitts Creek star Dan Levy claimed his ridiculous outfit made a ‘assertion about marriage equality’ when the truth is it simply made an announcement that if you’d like to keep away from being a world joke then do not go out wanting like the Michelin Man in a map 

Rapper Lil Nas X wore three gold outfits

There was a dramatic cape

Rapper Lil Nas X wore three gold outfits culminating in a glittering monstrosity that made him resemble a large golden blob 

Serena Williams went to the Met Gala as an unkempt sheep, donning a feathered black, pink and white jacket with a silver lace jumpsuit for the Met Gala; she arrived with her husband Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams went to the Met Gala as an unkempt sheep, donning a feathered black, pink and white jacket with a silver lace jumpsuit for the Met Gala; she arrived together with her husband Alexis Ohanian

Billie Eilish came as giant pink blancmange in her custom Oscar de la Renta tulle corset gown with Marilyn Monroe inspired locks

Billie Eilish got here as large pink blancmange in her customized Oscar de la Renta tulle corset robe with Marilyn Monroe impressed locks

Schitts Creek star Dan Levy claimed his ridiculous outfit made a ‘assertion about marriage equality’ when the truth is it simply made an announcement that if you’d like to keep away from being a world joke then do not go out wanting like the Michelin Man in a map.

Soccer participant Megan Rapinoe proudly held a clutch purse saying ‘IN GAY WE TRUST’ however the message was considerably dimmed by the truth she resembled an annoying Disney tour information.

And mannequin Cara Delevinge sported a ‘Peg the patriarchy’ suicide bomber vest, a supremely ironic piece of virtue-signalling given the occasion was run by wealthy profitable ladies and largely populated by wealthy profitable ladies.

Other company battled onerous for the coveted ‘Worst Outfit’ award.

Billie Eilish got here as large pink blancmange, Serena Williams as an unkempt sheep, Whoopi Goldberg as a purple curtain and Simone Biles as a large sparkly cover.

Debbie Harry had a large fowl cage hooked up to her waist, Kim Petras had a horse’s head hooked up to her chest, and Kendall Jenner had so little hooked up to her that she might as effectively have come bare.

The males have been simply as unhealthy.

Rapper Lil Nas X wore three gold outfits culminating in a glittering monstrosity that made him resemble a large golden blob.

Gossip Girl star Evan Mock got here as an overgrown schoolboy in a daft batman masks, Pete Davidson, who IS an overgrown schoolboy, got here as himself, and green-haired Frank Ocean was carrying a mini-Shrek for causes that weren’t instantly clear.

They did not all look horrible.

I assumed Kaia Gerber was superbly elegant in a easy Oscar de la Renta black gown. But then I’d anticipate nothing much less from the daughter of the best ever supermodel, Cindy Crawford.

And heartthrob Channing Tatum opted for a plain, completely fitted black tuxedo and bow tie which, when you’re a bloke, is all you ever want to do at the Met Gala to hoist your self above the farcical fray.

All in all, it was an evening that the majority undoubtedly jumped the shark.

The Met Gala’s at all times been a preposterous load of outdated twaddle as folks with an excessive amount of cash and not sufficient mind cells put on absurd garments that no regular individual would ever be seen lifeless in, not to mention spend $1000s on shopping for.

Cic: Kaia Gerber wore a black ball gown with a cut-out bodice, revealing a hint of her cleavage

Model: The 20-year-old  wore her short brunette hair in Veronica Lake-style curls

I assumed Kaia Gerber was superbly elegant in a easy Oscar de la Renta black gown. But then I’d anticipate nothing much less from the daughter of the best ever supermodel, Cindy Crawford 

This yr, towards the backdrop of a world pandemic that is uncovered a lot of movie star tradition as a pointlessly aggravating waste of house when thousands and thousands of actual persons are dying from a killer virus, or dropping their jobs, it appeared much more irrelevant than ever.

Yet on one optimistic observe, it nonetheless has the capability to give us all an excellent snort as the world’s greatest stars make full and utter fools of themselves.

No extra so than Nicki Minaj, a visitor who did not even attend as a result of she refused to get vaccinated – a requirement of the occasion – and then obtained covid.

Undeterred, the singer tweeted the following phrases of coronavirus knowledge to her 22 million followers: ‘My cousin in Trinidad will not get the vaccine cuz his good friend obtained it & turned impotent. His testicles turned swollen. His good friend was weeks away from getting married, now the woman known as off the marriage ceremony. So simply pray on it & be sure to’re comfy with ur determination, not bullied.’

For the report, there is no proof to recommend covid makes your testicles swell.

But there does appear to be clear proof rising now that it makes celebrities who get it lose their minds.

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