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A viral image of Lady Gaga from 2018 has been shared on Twitter and TikTok. People incorrectly believed the image was of Lady Gaga at the Met Gala.
Multiple Tweets — some of which were seen by Insider but have since been deleted — include an image that ShowsThe actress wore an Elizabethan-style gown to the Los Angeles movie premiere “A Star is Born,”which took place in 2018. Users captioned the image with incorrect claims that it was taken at 2022 Met Gala, which took places on May 2.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper at LA premiere “A Star is Born.”
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Elle magazine reported the following:Lady Gaga was performing at a residency show in Las Vegas, so she couldn’t attend the 2022 Met Gala. Gaga has been updating and posting pictures that refer to her show. On InstagramOver the past few days.
Pictures of other celebrities who missed the Met Gala CosmopolitanYou can find them at Zendaya, Dua Lipa, BeyoncéOver the past 24 hours, a number of people have circulated on social networks claiming that they were taken at this event.
An Doja Cat imageThe viral photo, which features a period-style gown that was taken at the event has been shared 450,000 times. However, the celebrity rapper was not able to attend the event. Cosmopolitan.Although Insider could not independently verify the origin of this image, it was Instagram post in October 2020 by LA-based PR firm D’Orazio.
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The most viral image of Lady Gaga 2018, despite being mistakenly claimed to show celebrities at Met Gala 2018, is the one that was taken in error. Here’s how it journeyed across social media, from Twitter to TikTok.
The false rumor was first reported on Twitter and quickly gained attention
It is the oldest. TweetAn account using the username @vvhiteferrari claimed the image was from the event. The captioned image was then posted on May 2, by the user @vvhiteferrari. “Lady Gaga at the 2022 #MetGala.”The tweet now has 256,000 followers and 23,000 retweets.
Most TikTokers who appeared to believe the rumor said in their videos that the singer’s outfit matched the dress code for the 2022 Met Gala, which was “gilded glamor,”This is a tribute the 1870s industrial Gilded Age in New York. As Insider previously reported, celebrities in attendance wore corsets and ruffled clothing inspired by the fashion of the time.
According to Vanity FairGaga wore the dress at the 2018 Grammy Awards. “A Star is Born”Alexander McQueen designed premiere and included a period-style collar and ruff.
Some TikTok users discovered that the photo was not from Met Gala
Louis Levanti, a lifestyle influencer, used the image in a TikTok videoWith 650,000 views, he shared his opinions on different outfits celebrities wore to the event. Insider was told by him that he found the photo on Twitter. “didn’t realize the photo wasn’t taken at the Met Gala until people in my comments pointed it out.”
After Levanti was informed by commenters that the photo was not new, he added a comment under TikTok, which said, “the Lady Gaga one apparently is not from the Met, oops.”
Another VideoThe image has been viewed 98,000 times. faceIt was posted by a TikTok user, who was commenting on it. The user stated, “she can follow a theme and she just looks so good,”And more “this is what I want to see at the Met Gala.”
Commenters under the video claimed that the image was taken in 2018, but the user posted a correction. Next videoThe same image was shown with an onscreen caption that reads, “not Twitter trolling me and me falling for it.” The user did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The Met Gala, also known as the Costume Institute Gala is a New York fundraising event with a dress code. It is often attended by A-list celebrities. Lady Gaga was not able to attend this year’s Met Gala, but Blake Lively, Blake Lively, and Lizzo, all the Kardashian sisters, were there. Here’s a look at the real-life looks of the night.
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