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Amy Schumer Said the Met Gala Felt Like a Punishment (Even Though She Got to Meet Beyoncé)


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Amy Schumer and the fashion industry just don’t mix. She couldn’t stand it when one of its major glossies labeled her plus-size, she abhors how retailers treat curvy shoppers, her Freaky Friday swap with Anna Wintour proved near-fatal (walking in stilettos near sharp-cornered furniture is an accident just waiting to happen) and she has no time for the pomp and circumstance of the Met Gala.

Much like Gwyneth Paltrow and Tina Fey before her, who’ve called the exclusive red carpet event “so un-fun” and “a jerk parade,” respectively, Schumer dissed and dismissed the Gala in a recent interview with Howard Stern. “I guess I should be grateful I was invited or something, but yeah, it felt like a punishment. It’s not me and I don’t like it,” she willingly admitted. “We’re dressed up like a bunch of fuckin’ assholes.” (We wonder how Alexander Wang, who dressed Amy for the Gala, took that observation.)

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“It’s people doing an impression of having a conversation. I don’t like the farce,” she elaborated, adding, “I left not the second I could; I left earlier than I should’ve been allowed.”

And just when we’d let out a sigh of relief, knowing we’d never again feel that perennial gala-induced FOMO given how many cool celebrities have now outed it as lame, Schumer revealed that she’d chatted with Beyoncé. “I got to meet Beyoncé and she was like, ‘Is this your first Met?’ and I was like, ‘It’s my last.'” Oh, to see how the ever-poised Queen Bee handled that interaction. Another upside of going to the Met Gala? All the material. On the Monday night in question, Schumer told Vogue’s André Leon Talley she “didn’t think she could avoid” poking fun at the event in the future.

In Amy’s defense, Anna should’ve known that, unlike us sartorial addicts, Schumer couldn’t care less about couture. The recent Vogue cover girl expressed her keen disinterest in fashion in her July 2016 interview: “I don’t think it’s stupid; there’s no moral reasoning,” she said. “It’s just not my thing. I just have this sense of entitlement that I should be able to feel comfortable at all times, like I could go to bed at any moment in what I’m wearing.” 

While we are fans of our beds and averse to awkward conversation, we can’t exactly condemn an event that raised $12.5 million for the museum and leaves us with no shortage of eye candy. Do you find Schumer’s comments relatable or disrespectful, given all that Anna and Alexander have done for her? Sound off in the comments below.

[ via Fashionista ]