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If you ask me, Addison Rae is not just a social media star, she is a phenomenon. From befriending a Kardashian to getting a film, that too within a year is not a small feat. If there is anyone who has used social media in a constructive way, it’s Rae herself. Therefore, her inclusion in the prestigious Met Gala guest list is not a surprise. Along with her, YouTuber, Emma Chamberlain also bagged the invite.
Although it has been around since 1948, Met Gala has transformed itself as the most IT event in the world
In simple words, it is an annual fundraiser. However, the fashion, guest list, A-list celebrities, and themes are what make Met Gala stand out in the sea of events. Each year, the themes are innovative and distinct from the previous year. Since 1995, Anna Wintour has been the co-chair of the event. Although it is held on the first week of May, Met Gala will be held in September this year. Some of the unique themes from the past few years include Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Camp: Notes on Fashion, China: Through the Looking Glass. This year, the theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.
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While the official guest list has not been announced, rumors are that Addison Rae will make her debut on Met Gala red carpet
As is the norm, Hollywood’s elite celebrities grace the red carpet of the event. However, times are changing and social media influencers are an integral part of the entertainment industry. Therefore, Met Gala has expanded its invites to influencers, YouTubers, and social media personalities. The first YouTubers to be invited were James Charles and Liza Koshy. This year, TikTokers are also going to be a part of the guest list. And if there is any TikToker truly deserving, it’s Addison Rae. Although she gained popularity from TikTok, Addison Rae cannot be called only a TikToker. With the release of her first film, she is all set to be a movie star.
At the same time, Emma Chamberlain will also be attending the event.
After the news of Addison Rae attending Met Gala came out, people expressed their displeasure
Despite her achievements, Addison Rae’s inclusion in the Met Gala guest list was met with outrage. Many people do not consider her to be worthy of attending the prestigious event. While some thought it was a mistake, others expressed extreme anger. According to some people, her friendship with Kourtney Kardashian got her the invite.
One Twitter user said:
Addison Rae at the #MetGala2021 . This should be a joke, I’m just gonna tell myself this is a joke.
Meanwhile, another wrote:
I SWEAR If any of these influencers INCLUDING ADDISON FCKING RAE show up the #MetGala2021 will be a FCKING JOKE!!!
While Addison Rae is the most prominent name, there are many other TikTokers on the leaked list. However, nothing is confirmed and we will have to wait for the actual event.