The Met Gala 's vaccine requirement has become a reason for some celebrities not to attend.
On Monday night, rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted that she had not yet received the vaccine and therefore would not be going to the gala.
"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if i get vaccinated, it won't be for the Met, ”she tweeted on Monday, just at themoment when guests started arriving at the museum. She encouraged those present to "be safe" and wear a mask with a good seal.
Guests were informed that they would be required show proof of vaccination, receive a negative Covid-19 test and wear a mask at all times unless eating. (That last part didn't seem to apply to the red carpet - er, beige - where there were more naked mouths photographed than masked faces.)
Since vaccines became widely available in the United States, famous and vaccinated people have served as ambassadors - official and non-official - to get vaccinated, providing strong and safe protection against Covid -19.
Dolly Parton , includingthe funding helped support the research that led to the Moderna vaccine, posted on Twitter shortly after receiving an injection in March: “Dolly is getting a dose of her own medicine. She appealed to people who might be hesitant. "I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: don't be such a chicken squat," she said in a social media video. "Go out and take your photo.
In July, President Biden invited 18-year-old pop star Olivia Rodrigo to the White House for a press conference where she encouraged young people to get vaccinated. Joining a White House campaign to reach out to the unvaccinated, she said it was "easier than ever " to get the vaccines.