Indya Moore was one of the many celebrities who attended the Met Gala on Monday, but for Pose star, it will probably be their last. In a long Instagram post on Wednesday, the 26-year-old actor and model became super nice about why this year’s gala in particular has made them “think long and hard about why I came and whether it really is in line with what I want to achieve in this life, the stories I want to tell and the messages I want to share. “
As many social media personalities, activists, actors and musicians took to the Met stairs and posed for photographers on Monday night, an important protest also took place right outside the event. In their post, Indya shared a clip of an organizer talking about the complexity of NYC, celebrating an event where tickets run for $ 35,000 per person. Person “to show your fucking wealth while our people are still dying.” “Black and brown people are on the brink of homelessness,” the organizer said. “We can not go back to normal!”
“I really had to think about whether it really is in line with what I worry about because I [sic] I think it is possible to be an artist and creative and at the same time [sic] Do not invest in make-believe during a time that thinks is weapon-based [sic] against the truth, at a time when honesty and transparency are more important than ever, “Indya continued in their speech. Being at the Met this year was cognitive dissonance. I stepped in and walked confused. But before that, I felt ready. Grounded. People protested and were arrested in the name of what so many of us who attended are deeply concerned about. They were probably arrested because they were perceived [sic] as a threat to us who were there. “
Indya ended their speech with one last thought, writing: “We are organizing millions for a museum on stolen land on which black and brown people suffer, unless white supremacy thinks they are unusual – but not for the people? Can we not be significantly generous? in ways that aliver [sic] suffering and poverty? I’m surprised I was invited, and I’m grateful for the gesture, and I want us to be more sincerely thoughtful about how we take from people we do not care about, not so that we can accept this truth, but so we can grow heart to change it. “You can read India’s full statement about the Met Gala here.