EntertainmentJennifer Lopez faces online fury for MET Gala attitude

Jennifer Lopez faces online fury for MET Gala attitude

Internet users outraged by the behavior of Jennifer Lopez
Internet users outraged by the behavior of Jennifer Lopez
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Ignacy Węgrzyn

9:44 AM EDT, May 10, 2024

Jennifer Lopez recently became the center of a heated online debate. After the latest MET Gala, a TikTok video showcasing one of the reporters asking about her outfit choice went viral. The clip led to widespread criticism of Lopez, with many accusing her of being rude and dismissive. But is there any merit to these accusations?

Everyone can have an off day, and celebrities are no exception. Their whims and fancies often come under scrutiny, something Jennifer Lopez knows all too well. Recently, the pop culture icon, who is 54, has seen a dip in her popularity and has faced a growing tide of criticism.

Not long ago, Jennifer Lopez found herself at the center of controversy again due to her perceived dismissive behavior. The incident took place during the MET Gala, also known as the "fashion Oscars," at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Held on the first Monday of May, the event saw Lopez playing the role of one of its hosts this year.

Jennifer Lopez's behavior triggers backlash

Ensuring she stood out for the evening, Lopez's outfit drew significant attention, not just from fans but also from journalists at the event. Anika Reed, a "USA Today" reporter, captured a moment on TikTok where Lopez responded to a question about her attire with a simple "Schiaparelli."

This curt reply quickly became fodder for mockery on TikTok. Many netizens criticized the singer for her aloof response to the journalist, sparking a flurry of negative comments under Anika's video.

"Drama; Who does she think she is? Such a dismissive attitude; She lacks warmth; Why so hostile; J.Lo, remember you're here because of us; Schiaparelli, really?; No effort to appear nice; That look up and down... those eye rolls, 'Schiaparelli'; Her tone was so off-putting;" were some of the remarks flying around online.

But are these criticisms justified?

Internet users outraged by Jennifer Lopez's behavior
Internet users outraged by Jennifer Lopez's behavior© TikTok
Internet users outraged by Jennifer Lopez's behavior
Internet users outraged by Jennifer Lopez's behavior© Instagram
Internet users outraged by the behavior of Jennifer Lopez
Internet users outraged by the behavior of Jennifer Lopez© Instagram
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez© Getty Images
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