Lena Waithe adds politics to the Met gala

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Lena Waithe attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on Monday, May 7, 2018, in New York. | Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

“Master of None” co-writer and actress Lena Waithe added some politics to her outfit to the Met gala — she wore a cape made of the LGBTQ Pride flag.

Waithe says “it’s all about being black and gay at the Met gala.” She made Emmy history last year as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing.

This year’s theme is the influence of Catholicism on fashion. Waithe’s outfit was one of the only colorful outfits, adding a dash of vibrancy to outfits that leaned on red, black and metallics.

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Waithe says she wanted to make a statement in the Carolina Herrera rainbow cape, saying she just wants to be herself and that can inspire others to be themselves.


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