It seems that Billy Porter won’t be attending the Met Gala next year, breaking his annual tradition. According to a report from RadarOnline, the fashion sensation had his invitation
due to his derogatory remarks about industry icon Anna Wintour.
Porter expressed his frustration with Vogue’s controversial December 2020 cover, where former One Direction member Harry Styles wore a dress. The ‘Pose’ star, known for his gender-fluid fashion choices, claimed to be the trailblazer who
“changed the world”
by wearing a tuxedo dress at the 2019 Oscars. Despite his accomplishments, he felt overlooked for the historic cover opportunity.
Although Porter later apologized for his comments, he reiterated his disapproval in a recent interview. Allegedly, he disclosed having a conversation with Wintour herself before Styles graced the magazine cover. Porter claimed that Wintour sought his insights on how Vogue could contribute to this groundbreaking era of fashion he spearheaded.
“That b*tch said to me at the end, ‘How can we do better?’ And I was so taken off guard that I didn’t say what I should have said,”
Porter said in the interview. Porter also claims that the Grammy Award winner, only landed the cover because he’s
“white and straight.”
“It doesn’t feel good to me. You’re using my community — or your people are using my community — to elevate you. You haven’t had to sacrifice anything,”
It appears that Porter’s remarks did not sit well with Wintour and resulted in the withdrawal of his Met Gala invitation.
“While Billy is a sensation on the fashion scene, the designers have rallied behind Anna, a true titan of the industry,”
a source told the outlet.
#Clique, what are your thoughts?