Kim Kardashian, AOC and Lil Nas X spawned the best Met Gala Twitter memes – New York Post
The Met Gala sent the Twitter meme machine into overdrive.
What would a Met Gala be without a tsunami of internet comics poking fun at the event’s most outlandish outfits and moments? This year’s fund-raising bash at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art sent the social media meme factory into overdrive with Twitter wits lampooning everything from Kim Kardashian’s “Harry Potter” villain getup to Lil Nas X’s inadvertent “Star Wars” cosplay.
Kim Kardashian’s all-black, face-obscuring Balenciaga outfit might’ve been influenced by her estranged husband Kanye West. However, Twitter meme mavens thought the 40-year-old billionaire’s shadowy attire more closely resembled a “Dementor” from the “Harry Potter” books or the eponymous space parasites from Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic “Alien.”
“is kim k really going to the met gala as a dementor,” inquired one commenter on Twitter, along with a composite of Kim K and and an illustration of the soul-sucking fantasy demon.
And the comparisons didn’t stop there. “Very niche of Kim Kardashian to go as my sleep paralysis demon,” quipped one Twitter comic, while others analogized Kardashian’s ominous outfit to a walking manifestation of their “anxiety.”
Lil Nas X and A$AP Rocky
Of course, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star wasn’t the only celeb to be clothing-shamed on Twitter. The online piranhas had a field day with rapper Lil Nas X’s gilded “under-armor” endosuit — the second of his Met Gala costume’s three phases — which many likened to C-3P0 from the “Star Wars” franchise. Then again, the “Old Town Road” singer’s ostentatious couture is perhaps unsurprising considering that he gave his latest shoe line a blood transfusion.
Singer Grimes’ badass “Dune”-inspired warrior costume — which featured a real sword — spawned memes galore with one fan suggesting that she should duel with the similarly attired Hunter Schafer.Elon Musk’s scary-looking weapon was reportedly comprised of a melted-down AR-15 and is part of a gun buyback project called “Guns2Swords.”
On the other side of the spectrum, Twitter users accused influencer Addison Rae of purchasing her unremarkable cocktail dress at discount clothing purveyor Shein.