In news you’d probably only ever hear in New York City, a literal cockroach has become an internet sensation after reportedly walking the red carpet at the Met Gala.
The Met Gala is one of fashion’s biggest nights–a night where celebrities are encouraged to put their most creative foot forward when planning their outfit–and this cockroach was apparently readyyyyy for his moment.
Photographers and reporters alike were starstruck (or, likely, just full of ironic surprise) as the cockroach decided to waltz in amongst a sea of celebrities. And the reporters and photographers did what they did best–snapped the roach’s picture.
Naturally, people took to social media right away to share their reactions to the moment, and we were definitely not disappointed by what we saw.
One Twitter user joked, “cockroach getting more coverage than some of the celebrities that arrived at tonight’s #MetGala,” while The Cut dubbed the roach “the real star of the #MetGala.”
Someone even went as far as creating a Twitter account for the roach, tweeting “i was invited bi*ch.” What may be even funnier is the roach’s Twitter bio, which reads “live laugh love.”
Unfortunately, the roach’s moment was cut short when it met its downfall–a foot crunching down on its body. Sorry for the mental image but, yeah, he was stepped on.
On the bright side, though, the roach definitely had a huge impact on us, and though he’s gone he won’t be forgotten.