Meghan McCain slams Met Gala glitz: 'Am I allowed to not care?'

Posted 12 days ago


Meghan McCain slammed the celebrity participants of the Met Gala Monday for being out of touch with everyday Americans in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead of paying thousands of dollars for a table at the swanky soirée, McCain suggested the celebrity attendees should have donated the money to essential workers and food banks. Individual tickets for the event were $35,000 and tables started at $200,000, according to the New York Post. In many cases a brand will host the stars and buy tables.

"Am I allowed to not care about the Met Gala?" McCain, who recently announced her new gig as a Daily Mail columnist, tweeted. "I love fashion as much as the next woman but would have been pretty amazing if all those celebrities took the 35K it costs for a table and donated it to essential workers and food banks in the country. The time of excess seems dated."

Some of McCain's followers noted the gala was a charity event intended to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Yet most appeared to agree with her sent... (Read more)