Amy Schumer on Attending the Met Gala: It 'Felt Like a Punishment'
The comedian opened up about her experience at fashion's biggest night event to Howard Stern
Some celebrities spend years trying to get onto the Met Gala guest list, then, once they do, they spend months preparing for it. Amy Schumer, on the other hand, wishes this year’s invitation had gotten lost in the mail.
In a recent interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show, the 35-year-old comedian confessed to the host that the star-studded fashion event was far from fun, but rather a “punishment.”
“It’s people doing an impression of having a conversation … I don’t like the farce,” Schumer told Stern. “We’re dressed up like a bunch of f—king a–holes.”
Although Schumer attended as Alexander Wang’s date in a sexy, low-cut red gown embellished with chain detailing, she says throughout the evening, she kept wishing she was elsewhere — even after a surprise meet-and-greet with Queen Bey.
“I got to meet Beyoncé and she was like, ‘Is this your first Met Gala?'” the comedian said. “And I was like, ‘It’s my last.'”
What — seeing Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston tear it up on the dance floor wasn’t enough to make it fun? Schumer still wasn’t feeling it. “I don’t like it,” she said. “I have no interest in fashion … I don’t care.”
That may come as a surprise to people who saw Schumer on the July cover of Vogue — but in the interview, the comedian reiterates the same sentiment.
“I don’t think it’s stupid; there’s no moral reasoning … It’s just not my thing,” she said of the fashion industry. “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.”
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