RIP to the Met Gala cockroach! Twitter mourns as critter spotted scuttling across the red carpet finally meets its demise after several near-death moments while trying to get inside
- WARNING: Contains distressing scenes for insect lovers
- A cockroach was seen scuttling along the Met Gala’s cream-colored carpet
- Fashion photographers captured the insect in a few shots as it crawled by
The Met Gala cockroach who created a buzz while scuttling across the red carpet has sadly met its demise.
The six-legged critter – whose name, age and gender remain unknown – dodged death several times as it weaved its way (almost) into the venue, where tickets cost $50,000, narrowly missing a photographer’s foot.
But sadly, in the end, the cockroach met its maker and was pictured expired on the red carpet where it was first spotted.
Twitter had been following the insect throughout the night as the light-coloured carpet meant that it stood out from the crowd.
Variety shared the image of the body and wrote: ‘It is with deep sadness that we must report the #MetGala cockroach was stepped on. #RIP.’
RIP to the Met Gala cockroach! Twitter mourns as critter spotted scuttling across the red carpet at the MOMA on Monday finally met its demise after several near-death moments
It nearly made it! Earlier, the cockroach was seen scuttling along the Met Gala’s cream-colored carpet as a photographer took pictures of the icon
A troubling time: Sadly, of the photographers accidentally stepped on the critter, bringing an end to its brief brush with fame
‘Now we know. RIP cockroach. You were beautiful until you weren’t.’
‘It was confirmed that the Met Gala cockroach was stepped on & died at the event. RIP Mr. Cockroach.’
‘Imagine a literal cockroach getting more excited screams & photos taken of, than an actual celebrity at the MET gala. 2023 is such a fever dream.’
‘So upset about the met gala cockroach. he was a star for only a few short hours rip little dude.’
The tributes came after the cockroach was spotted crawling along the red carpet, hoping to rub antennae with some A-listers who were already inside.
The roach darted across the carpet as it attempted to scurry up the staircase into the venue having made it past tight security.
Onlookers could be heard screaming in both fright and delight as the unexpected guest made a late arrival.
Nevertheless, it quickly caught the attention of onlookers including fashion photographers who snapped the roach rocking a six-legged look.
A life lived: Twitter paid tribute to fashion’s lost icon who ‘iived and served’ at the same time
One snapper took a few shots of the insect – which appeared to have been wearing the same outfit for weeks.
Onlookers were buzzing and laughing to themselves as the photographer pretended to stamp on the critter.
Unfortunately it doesn’t look like there will be an Insect Edition of Project Runway any time soon.
Nevertheless, social media was abuzz after seeing the cockroach make such a stylish entrance.
And many were buzzing to know what luxury fashion house had dressed the cockroach this evening.
Hard to watch: Earlier, fashion photographers captured the insect in a few shots as it crawled by before meeting its maker
Standing out: The roach could clearly be seen against the cream of this year’s carpet – garnering more attention than some of the celebrities
Wonder if it paid thre $50k entry fee! The cockroach made quite the entrance towards the end of the evening at the Met Gala
All eyes on me! The cockroach seemed to garner a lot of attention on social media
A fuss: Social media users got a kick out of the fact a cockroach made it onto the carpet at the event
Branded: One person asked ‘who was (s)he wearing?’ which generated this amusing image the roach decked out in Louis Vuitton
‘I didn’t like the look. I feel like he could have complemented his antennas a little better and maybe neutral colors?’ wrote one wag.
‘Antman’s costume is 100%!’ joked another.
‘Who was (s)he wearing?’ asked on Twitter user, while another cleverly mocked up an image of the roach wearing a Louis Vuitton outfit.
Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in New York City, and their presence is often a cause for fear and disgust.
According to one American Housing Survey, nearly 1 in 6 New Yorkers have reported seeing cockroaches in their homes so it is perhaps no surprise that one was able to make it inside the makeshift set up for the Met Gala.
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