Lena Waithe Just Made Her First-Ever Met Gala Appearance a Queer Political Statement
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Lena Waithe just made her first-ever appearance at the Met Gala, and she did so in a very bold and bright way. This year’s theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” and many attendees honored the night’s theme with papal inspired looks and style. Waithe chose resistance over homage, donning a huge LGBT pride flag as a cape that is a queer political statement at its loudest. The Lena Waithe Met Gala look has met much praise on social media, with many people applauding the out actress and writer for taking a stand with her look.
Waithe shared an image of herself on Instagram with the caption #MetBehavior, while fans on Twitter exploded over the look. “Ummm @LenaWaithe just snatched my soul at the #MetGala2018 given the theme this year….. amazing. Love it. I’m dead,” tweeted one person.
“I love that @LenaWaithe was like, idc what the theme is the theme is gay pride thank you very much,” one person joked.
Another added, “Listen as a member of the LGBTQ+ community who grew up in the Catholic church and when I came out had to face the homophobia that comes with it (for most) Lena Waithe won the #MetGala in my humble opinion.”