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MET Gala loo controversy: Board members unhappy about celebs smoking, clicking selfies

Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Dakota Johnson, Bella Hadid and Marc Jacobs smoked cigarettes and clicked selfies in the restroom of Metropolitan Museum of Art — the venue for the annual Met Gala.

fashion and trends Updated: May 05, 2017 16:37 IST
Akshay Kaushal
Akshay Kaushal
Hindustan Times
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A lot of celebrities were clicked smoking inside the Met Gala museum’s washroom. (Instagram)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, US, recently hosted a bevy of international celebs at its 69th annual Costume Institute Gala, popularly known as the MET Gala. Dressed in the quirkiest of ensembles — something that MET Gala is synonymous with — the who’s who of Hollywood paraded to the museum’s ballroom for the fashion meet-up, but the real party seemed to be happening elsewhere. In the restroom!

Yes, a host of popular names such as Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Dakota Johnson, Bella Hadid, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Marc Jacobs were caught smoking and clicking selfies that they shared on social media. This didn’t go down well with the board members and donors of the museum, who have reportedly complained to Vogue US editor-in-chief Anna Wintour — co-organiser of MET Gala — and her team.

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Celeb news and gossip portal Page Six quoted a donor as saying, “I was so insulted to see all these ‘celebrities’ smoking and taking selfies of themselves in the bathroom. Mostly, it’s disrespectful to the art collection, which needs to be kept 100% smoke-free. I would honestly like to see these people fined by the city.”

This is where it's at and yes, that is indeed Catherine Deneuve XPG.

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It was reported that some celebs were also vaping with something other than tobacco. Let’s see if any action is taken against the attendees’ shenanigans.

First Published: May 05, 2017 16:28 IST