Cockroach's Debut at 2023 Met Gala Carpet Has Onlookers Guffawing: 'She is the Moment'
"It's my time to shine," declared a cockroach at the 2023 Met Gala. The insect enjoyed a moment at the world's biggest fashion night and it stole the limelight from Hollywood A-listers. A cockroach made a dramatic appearance at the event, hurrying to climb the stairs as it arrived late.
A cockroach has arrived at the #MetGala. https://t.co/OcPy5ckhQN pic.twitter.com/4YiEPs5cIT— Variety (@Variety) May 2, 2023
The onlookers couldn't believe their eyes when they saw a roach crawling along the Met Gala carpet in New York. The event happened on Monday, May 1, 2023, and the "debutant" scurried away, dodging the well-guarded security. Bravo!
Everyone seemed startled and scared of the cockroach as they screamed out loud. The crowd, including photographers, awaited the Umbrella singer, Rihanna, when the uninvited guest passed through the cream-colored carpet as the cockroach's presence stood out more in this year's event. Otherwise, on the traditional "red carpet," the roach would have blended in.
Did the cockroach pay the $50k??? 🤔— Maraj Realm (@marajrealm) May 2, 2023
Best look of the night!— AKA Stacey (@ThzPrettyGrlRox) May 2, 2023
The video was first seen on Variety's Twitter profile. And kudos to the photographer Kevin Mazur who captured the roach's iconic entry while it was scurrying inside the event. Mazur took the cockroach's up close and personal shots from his camera, and it's creating a buzz on the internet. Variety captioned the post, "A cockroach has arrived at the #MetGala."
Kevin Mazur poses with his photo of the cockroach at the #MetGala. https://t.co/OcPy5ckhQN pic.twitter.com/MFkFn8eyUk— Variety (@Variety) May 2, 2023
The crowd also pulled out their smartphones and cameras to click the historical moment on the carpet of the Met Gala. Although fleeting, the insect made a glorious presence that will undoubtedly be remembered for years. Many onlookers took shots of the cockroach, and some laughed and buzzed as the photographer shifted all his attention to the fashion runway's new legend. However, no information about what couture the debutant was wearing was made available, but nonetheless, the roach's stylish appearance made its mark.
She is a icon, she is a legend, she is the moment https://t.co/bjAYlmML7M— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 2, 2023
I cant get over how it actually STOPPED for a picture 🤣🤣— Moon 🏳️⚧️🇲🇽🪶 (@sugarslicecara) May 2, 2023
Twitter, as always, had a hilarious field day on roach's Met Gala appearance. A Twitter user, @iamdopeaxf, asked, "Omg! Who she wearing????" Another tweet by @TheyCallMeDaymz read, "Best dressed." @its_skellie, even joked that this may be a hint towards next year's Met Gala theme and wrote, "Are they launching next year's theme already???" @Vesynian teased, "Where is the interview, I wanna hear what it has to say of this outfit."
The roach inside the #metgala pic.twitter.com/LVLyXokA7G— Carlos (@JeSuisUn_Gato) May 2, 2023
And while we are on Twitter, how can the Twitterati forget its favorite owner? @hotgirlchichi_ commented, "El*n M*sk has arrived at the Met Gala red carpet." The cockroach's short-lived fame was literally "short-lived." Variety then posted a tweet of its sudden demise. The untimely death of the Met Gala's debutant garnered condolences. The post caption read, "It is with deep sadness that we must report the #MetGala cockroach was stepped on. #RIP"
It is with deep sadness that we must report the #MetGala cockroach was stepped on. #RIP pic.twitter.com/cqtmfFNaKV— Variety (@Variety) May 2, 2023
The roach was brutally stepped on and took its last breath at the iconic carpet it walked on. Sad, indeed.