Image Credit: Instagram @ Bella Hadid / Ruby Rose / Paris Jackson.
By now, you’ll probably be aware that a lot of the celebrities who attended this year’s MET Gala are in a wee bit of trouble.
Well, their smoking habits in the bathrooms of the renowned building have been labeled as disrespectful to the institution and to everyone who attended the event.
Celebs like Marc Jacobs, Bella Hadid, Rita Ora and Dakota Johnson were all spotted smoking, plastering their pictures all over the internet.
The backlash that the stars have received has prompted questions of whether they will face some form of charge for their antics, or whether they will be invited back to the event next year.
New York City’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett, released a letter to the Metropolitan Museum’s management to show her displeasure at the show of unhealthy practices.
"This spectacular event awes us all.
"We were dismayed to read reports that some celebrities chose smoking as their fashion accessory and flagrantly violated New York City's smoking laws.
"There is also no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
"All visitors to public places deserve protection from secondhand smoke, including people who are visiting places like The Met.
"We thus are concerned about how images of these celebrities smoking - which were widely shared around the world via social media - will affect youth smoking rate."
"When young people see glamorous stars smoking and flouting the law, it undermines the progress that has been made in de-normalising smoking and increasing awareness of smoking’s health risks.
"For next year’s event, DOHMH is able to send inspectors or provide other assistance to improve compliance, should The Met desire this support.”
Only time will tell if this will eventuate, but it raises a valid point of conveying healthy practices to the public and younger generations.