Celebrities vs. Social Media Stars: The Met Gala Seating Chart Edition

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Apparently, when it comes to the annual Met Gala where you sit is just as important as what you wear. After the 2021 Met Gala’s alleged seating chart was released to Twitter on Monday, many people had quite a bit to say about the placement of the attendees—especially James Charles.

“If that seating chart for the Met Gala is true …  James Charles does not deserve to sit at the same table as Lana Del Rey,” one Twitter user said. 

While James Charles was the source of much disdain online, most likely for past offenses, other social media personalities like Emma Chamberlain, Addison Rae and Dixie D’Amelio weren’t exempt. 

“I just wanna know who made the met gala seating chart cause who tf thought it was ok to give addison rae head of the table facing beyoncé,” someone tweeted. Who knew that a seating chart could spark so much conversation, and outrage? The way that Twitter was coming for the social media celebrities, deeming them unworthy to sit with “actual celebrities,” was almost surreal. 

Ironically, even when you blow up on social media and become a celebrity you’re still considered to be lesser than those who got their fame the traditional way. It is evident that although there are various roads to stardom, the pathway that begins on social media often yields less reverence and arguably more scrutiny. 

This explains why many were so up-in-arms about the Met Gala 2021 seating list, even after it was later revealed to be fake by the Insider. Although none of the controversial social media personalities and big time TikTok stars were invited to this year’s Met Gala, the mere fact that they were hypothetically invited shook the internet. 

Despite the Instagram account responsible for this faux list, _metgala2021, specifying that they weren’t “affiliated with the Met Museum,” the list continues to trend on social media, gaining much pushback. 

“The posts have traveled to much bigger audiences on TikTok, where one video featuring the list has over 100,000 views, and Twitter, where “James Charles” trended on Monday due to his inclusion in the mock seating chart,” according to the Insider. While the list and IG posts surrounding the upcoming Met Gala provided by the now viral social media account _metgala2021 is speculative, that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t come to fruition. 

Well, it won’t for Charli D’Amelio since she is only 17, and children under the age of 18 haven’t been allowed to attend the Met Gala since 2017. Nevertheless, as of now there has been no confirmation that the forthcoming 2021 Met Gala would include anyone from the speculative list, nor has a legitimate list been revealed by the Met.  

If Ms. Anna Wintour was thinking about inviting a slew of TikTok stars and social media personalities to upcoming Met Gala’s, after Monday I’m sure that thought has been shot.

The 2021 Met Gala is scheduled to be September 13.

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