Saturday, April 20, 2024

Met Ball Cancelled: Corona Virus Stares Down Anna Wintour, Who Endorses Biden, Spring Halloween Party Postponed Indefinitely


And that’s the way the Ball bounces.

Anna Wintour’s Met Gala is cancelled for May 4th, “postponed indefinitely.” Anna and her Gang will not be putting on their spring Halloween party.

There will no long trains, movie stars dressed clocks or aliens, no gold carpet, no way for Wintour to show her appreciation of the very low and the medium low.

The Met Museum is closed, anyway. The Ball also required the museum to pony up north of $4 million in expenses. They’re better off thinking of smarter ways to raise money for the fall.

Could the Ball come back in the fall? Sure, why? Mid-October? Hang a free appetizer on the museum’s front door, celebs will come dressed as their least favorite director, trust me.

In her editor’s letter in Vogue, Wintour endorses Joe Biden. This is the only thing we agree on. She writes:

Like everyone else, I have been experiencing this COVID-19 crisis as a series of hurtling developments, where one never knows quite what each new day will bring. Through it all one fact, however, remains stubbornly unchanged: President Trump. I, like so many of us, have been appalled by how he has responded to the pandemic—the optimistic and fact-free assurances that all will be fine, the chaotic implementation of travel bans and claims about a “foreign virus,” the narcissistic ease with which he has passed blame to others, his dishonesty with the American people, and worst of all, his shocking lack of empathy and compassion for those who are suffering and fearful. Meanwhile, his administration has been unforgivably slow to provide testing, and to mobilize treatment to all who will need it. These weeks have been a reminder—as if we needed a reminder—that America must choose a new president.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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