On Tuesday morning, 5 May, the world woke up to incredible pictures of the red carpet at the Met Gala. The prestigious event, ostensibly a fundraiser, attracted some of the most famous names in the world. Superstars such as Beyonce and Rihanna spared no expense on making their appearance into an event in itself. Dressed in a voluminous yellow cloak, Riri looked like a queen, a sensation in front of photographers. However, like the Internet is prone to doing, Rihanna’s outfit quickly became a meme after an eagle-eyed netizen noticed the resemblance between the singer’s outfit and several food items, such as an omelette. Some internet users amused themselves by Photoshopping pieces of onions and other garnish, turning Rihanna’s long train into a rather delicious pizza.
Rihanna wasn’t the only victim in this latest meme; Sarah Jessica Parker fell prey to hilarious photo manipulation as well. After the pink meringue dress fiasco at the Grammys, netizens are now making fun of her Met Gala headdress that seems to resemble the fire emoji. Others have compared it to the dragon mask emoji. Looks like poor SJP can’t catch a break!
Laurine Antoniol and Engracia Ang