Some Museum Donors Are Really Pissed That Famous People Were Smoking In The Bathroom At The Met Gala
I always forget that the Met Gala is more than just a night in which famous types get attention for posing in fancy clothes. It’s also a fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. That means the guest list also includes normal, non-famous people. According to Page Six, some of those normal people didn’t love being greeted by Bella Hadid’s cigarette smoke when they entered the bathroom.
One museum donor tells Page Six that they were “so insulted” to see so many “celebrities” smoking and vaping in the bathroom. Unless you’re a character from Mad Men, you know that smoking indoors in NYC is a major no-no. That donor’s biggest complaint was that the smoke isn’t good for the art collection, which needs to be kept smoke-free. They add that they would like to see all the smokers be fined by the city of New York.
Another source tells Page Six that one museum board member saw what was happening in the bathroom, “stormed out“, and ratted all the smokers out to Anna Wintour’s team. That same source was also pissed that celebrities had turned the bathroom into a VIPee room.
“Some of the celebs were smoking, some were vaping, most of them were lounging around like they were in their own living room so it made it impossible to get into the stalls. I mean, when you really need to go to the bathroom, you shouldn’t have to push P. Diddy out of the way to pee.”
As you can see, nobody was really very subtle about smoking or breaking the no-selfie rule.
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One Met Gala guest Page Six spoke to explained that “some celebs were vaping with something more fragrant than tobacco.” I like to think that source then lowered their voice, looked over their shoulder twice, and whispered: “You know…marijuana” while pretending to hold an invisible joint.
Sadly, any complaints by Met donors and board members to Anna Wintour’s team probably fell on deaf ears. I’m sorry, board members, but Anna would let people smoke hams in the bathroom if it kept her favorite celebrities happy. I think the solution might be to create a celebrities-only event with everything they want, which is apparently just mirrors and various things to smoke. Honestly, it sounds like they should just hold the next Met Gala in a high school bathroom. The only issue will be who keeps watch outside the door for the hall monitor.