WTF WEEKLY: Fyre Festival Scam, Met Gala Moments + MORE
  • THURSDAY, MAY 04, 2017

  • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch

1. The Met Gala took place earlier this week and, like always, it was weird.

If you don't already know, The Met Gala is an annual event which is overshadowed by its own red (or beige/blue) carpet, thrown by Anna Wintour. There's always an outrageous theme that attendees are supposed to follow, but they usually don't; instead, they just use it as an excuse to dress like fucking assholes. The hottest celebs showed up for this year's event as per usual, including the ones that had sworn they'd never go again, like Gwyneth Paltrow and Amy Schumer. Hell, Frank Ocean even made an appearance, though apparently he sprinted down that carpet. Even Rihanna was shocked by Ocean being in such a public, paparazzi-filled place, all exposed and what not:



And speaking of Rihanna, can we all agree that she killed it? She was the only one who stuck to the theme, which was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, and I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed a Taking Back Sunday concert when I was 12.



I tried wearing pink eyeshadow like that one time and all I'll say is that I looked more like a human gum ball than anything else.

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd also made their official relationship debut, which unfortunately was not interesting enough to distract us from how boring Selena's Coach dress was.

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Speaking of the couples we saw, Diddy and Cassie were also there. Diddy decided it would be funny to lounge on the stairs, which maybe was cute to Cassie, but to the crowd it looked more like a cry for attention. We get it, Diddy! You're chill!



Diddy DGAF? It looks like Diddy DOES GAF. He G a lot of F.

Madonna was there too. It was hard to see her with all that camouflage. It looks like Sarah Paulson eventually found her though:

Hahaahhahahhaahahha ??????????????????????????????Love you Sarah! ????

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She also seemed to be REALLY into Katy Perry's performance, probably wondering why Katy Kat stole her 2013 Billboard Music Awards look:



Solange is another one who followed the theme and killed it in all of her understated glory:

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Naturally, Kendall Jenner thought this was a good occasion to wear a thong. Recovering well from the Pepsi ad, I see?

How did you guys feel about Kendall's Met Galla dress? ??

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Also, this exists now:

Celine Dion ?????? #metgala2017 #videoOkf

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2. Fyre Festival? More like SCAM.

Imagine spending $4k-12k on tickets for a festival that you have never been to before. Sure, it doesn't have a history which can make it a little hard to trust, but it's being endorsed by "credible" celebs like Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid! It promises gourmet food! Luxury housing! The Bahamas! It's like Coachella without the porta potties! Well, think again. When all of the rich people showed up to the deserted island, they were greeted with dismantled cheese sandwiches in foam containers and no place to stay or drop their luggage (if their luggage even made it off the plane). Let's just say that they probably would have been happy to see a porta potty.

Run by 25 year old CEO of Magnises Billy McFarland, AKA bro who has a history of letting his customers down, and rapper Ja Rule, it was pretty much a failure from the start. Anyone who foresaw that the event was not feasible was fired, leaving things to the two founders who later told Rolling Stone that they may have been "a little bit ambitious."

Now, attendees have to fill out a form to receive a refund OR they can get VIP passes for next year's event. SCORE! Just kidding. It's hilarious for people watching from the outside, but if you were there, it was probably not funny at all. The shit show gets worse, too - they were hit with several class-action lawsuits, one led by Mark Geragos for $100 million. #FLUSH.

According to one concert-business source, the way they did it was "completely ass-backwards." Apparently, when running a *legit* festival, first you scout a location, make sure it works, and then start rollin' with the promo. Makes sense. These guys though, started looking for influencers/celebs first and started selling tickets, then wondered if they could actually pull it off. How could they think that would work? I know if I tried commuting to work backwards, I'd never get there! I'd just be right back at home again. Okay, that was a bad example. But you get the idea.

Check out all of the highly entertaining backlash Fyre received via social media:











Maybe this was all one big plan to make next year's festival bigger. Think about it: this is the most talked about event right now. It's meme status. Beyond meme status. It's gotten a ton of coverage. We'll all be watching it closely next year. They have set our expectations sooooooooooo low, they're actually going to blow us out of the water next year (literally, because it's on an island). I'm calling it now. Be sure to revisit this post in a year so I can say I told you so.

3. Katy Perry is getting dragged on Twitter.

Katy Perry has been known to say some offensive things in the past. Like that time she threw shade at Britney Spears with her "shaved head" comment, or that time she pissed off Trump supporters with her pant suits. I guess most of her songs can be a little offensive too (okay, "I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It" is not necessarily offensive, but I can totally see it triggering homophobes all around the globe). So maybe all of those things aren't really that bad.

However, she just gone and done something again, and this time the level of offensiveness is much more substantial. This time, she compared her former black hair to our former black president, Barack Obama, in a video on social media. As you can see below, she looks directly into the camera and says, "Aww, someone says, 'I miss your old, black hair.' Oh, do you miss Barack Obama as well? Okay, times change. Bye."



I'm not sure I get how those two things go hand-in-hand, and I don't think Katy knows either. In fact, I don't think anyone knows why they're mad. Obviously the way she said it was a little aggressive, but am I the only one who can see that she clearly did not think at all before speaking? I don't think it actually represented her as a person. I've made a ton of inappropriate jokes before thinking! If only I had a nickel for every time I made a nazi joke in front of my friend's parents... #GRACEFUL. But they never actually represented my moral beliefs. Like Fyre, Katy Kat has received a lot of backlash:









I say #FREEKATY!
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