The star-studded occasion, which was held on September 13 and hosted by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka, made its return after its 2020 occasion was cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic. This 12 months, the gala was held with sure security measures in place: According to a spokesperson from the Met, and put on a masks indoors when not consuming or consuming.
While vaccinations have been enforced, the commentator took to his HBO present Real Time With Bill Maher to query why photographs of the occasion confirmed stars sans masks, whereas the servers and others working the occasion have been seen with facial coverings.
“I’ve seen, having been to a few parties since the pandemic began, and that is, the people going to the parties don’t wear masks. But the servers wear masks,” Maher stated in dialog with writer Dan Savage and journalist Gillian Tett concerning the Met Gala. “There’s something about this that’s not liberal to me. These are the liberal swells of the world. But if we’re all vaccinated, do the germs know who the good people are?! It seems a little wrong.”
While Maher isn’t solely talking concerning the gala, it’s value noting that an indoor masks mandate was allegedly enforced on the occasion. The crimson carpet photographs are taken exterior, on the steps main into the gala, nonetheless, pictures usually are not allowed contained in the occasion.
Savage acknowledged that the coverage appeared “a little security-theater-y,” whereas additionally mentioning that any diploma of masks carrying can cut back transmission.
Maher, nonetheless, famous, “But, ‘let’s just make the help wear the mask’? That’s the liberal approach?”
In addition to taking challenge with the masks coverage, Maher known as out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s costume, which learn “Tax the Rich.”
While the host identified that “It’s not like we don’t tax the rich at all,” Savage and Tett pushed again, reminding Maher that the message was about rising revenue inequality, and never meant to be taken so actually.