Glenn Greenwald says photos of maskless Met Gala celebs expose 'crude cultural segregation'
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The glitzy, celebrity-heavy Met Gala in New York Monday night was ripped as being excessive and out-of-touch, and many of those same critics are now also noting the apparent lack of masking and social distancing at the affair.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald singled out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., as one of the evening's worst offenders. AOC was first mocked for showing up to the gala wearing a dress with the words "tax the rich" painted on it in red, arguing that her message fell on deaf ears because of her presence at the swanky soirée. Attendees were required to be vaccinated, but Greenwald said the photos of Ocasio-Cortez going maskless, while her "servants" were forced to wear masks, painted an "ugly" picture. Standing behind Ocasio-Cortez and the celebrities in many of the event photos were masked event employees and volunteers helping usher attendees along the red carpet. "While AOC's revolutionary and subversive socialist gown generated buzz, the normalization of maskless elites attended to by faceless servants is grotesque," Greenwald wrote on Substack. TWITTER ERUPTS OVER OCASIO-CORTEZ'S 'TAX THE RICH' DRESS AT MET GALA: 'HYPOCRISY OF OUR RULING CLASS' "While AOC's subversive praxis was obviously a watershed moment for working-class politics, the more important lesson is the normalization of forcing servants to be masked while the elites they serve…