The first Monday in May is a huge part of the fashion social calendar. Every year, the Met Gala is thrown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to benefit the Costume Institute. The event raises huge amounts of money, but is it just an excuse for capitalist worship of excess?
The Met Gala is capitalist worship of excess, and frequently has offensive themes.
The themes of the Met Gala are inappropriate
In past years the Met Gala has come under fire for having themes that encourage cultural appropriation and sacrilegious costumes.
The Met Gala is capitalist worship
The Met Gala is a way for the super-wealthy to flaunt their money. This shouldn't be allowed in a country with ever-increasing levels of wealth inequality.
The Met Gala is a fun way to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Met Gala is a showcase for designers
The Met Gala is an opportunity for designers to showcase breathtaking designs.
The purpose of the Met Gala is to raise money
The Met Gala is not thrown simply for reasons of vanity - it is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.
The Met Gala is fun to watch
Each year, millions of people love to examine and critique the costumes celebrities wear to the Met Gala.
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