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The Minute When Met Gala Photos Were Posted, Twitter Got To Roasting

The Met Gala, an annual ball held in New York City, is essentially prom for the most famous people in the world. Actors, musicians, politicians, socialites and other celebs show up dressed in their finest threads to raise money for charity. Every year, the Met Gala has a theme, which leads people to show up wearing some eye-catching, flamboyant outfits. Last year, the theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which led to people sporting metallic fabric and android-like metallic limbs. This year, the Met Gala switched things up a little, choosing avant garde designer Rei Kawakubo and her fashion label Comme des Garçons its inspiration. Rihanna was universally lauded for killing it this year. Others, however, felt the burn as Twitter roasted them for their choices.

Katy Perry stuck to the night’s theme, but to some, she looked like a bride-to-be.

The Olsen Twins reminded some people of a children’s movie from the ’80s…

… Kendall Jenner reminded others about one of the characters from “King of the Hill”…

… And NFL star Cam Newton reminded this person about a classic video game from the early 2000s.

Kylie Jenner’s dress looked kinda familiar:

So did Jennifer Lopez’s dress, which earned her comparisons to Elsa from “Frozen.” That’s not really much of a diss, though.

According to some, Lil Yachty looked like a famous candy connoisseur.

And Lena Dunham was literally compared with dumpster.

Jaden Smith made some people hungry…

While Lily Collins reminded someone of a character from one of the most famous animated films ever.

Pharrell’s wife, Helen Lasichanh, definitely followed the theme, but it still didn’t stop people from firing shots at her.

Ouch.

Even the chairwoman of the Met Gala, Anna Wintour, wasn’t safe from the slander.

Diddy, however, emerged virtually unscathed.

Why was he chillin’ on the carpet? He had a good excuse:

READ: Here Are The Latinas Who Slayed On The Met Gala White Carpet

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In Defiance Of President Trump, Migrant Workers Doing This In Near Record Numbers

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In Defiance Of President Trump, Migrant Workers Doing This In Near Record Numbers

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March marked a nearly record breaking month for remittances, a.k.a. cash transfers, to Mexico, Reuters reports. Transfers totaled $2.52 billion for the month, up 15.1 percent, or $2.189 billion, from the same period of time in 2016. Cash transfers to Mexico have steadily risen over the last year or so. In 2016, the total value sent to Mexico was $26.97 billion, which was a 9 percent increase over 2015’s total.

Remittances have increased despite a decrease in the number of Mexican immigrants in the U.S., The Hill reports.


While the number of Mexican migrants living in the U.S. is on the decline, the average amount per remittance sent has increased from $291 to $316, as data from the central bank of Mexico, Banxico, showed.

Remittances have increased despite President Trump’s claims that he might impound Mexico-bound cash transfers.


President Trump has remained consistent on his stance that Mexico will “pay for the wall.” One suggestion floated a while back was impounding Mexican migrant’s cash transfers to Mexico. With estimates of the wall coming in north of $12 billion and remittances totaling more than $26 billion in 2016, the idea has gained traction among certain conservatives. However, as the National Review points out, “banks and financial institutions” that make money off of the cash transfers would likely oppose this.

Trump supporters have suggested an alternative to impounding cash transfers:

As the National Review points out, Oklahoma charges a one percent fee on to wire transfers outside the state. As a result, the state brought in almost $20 million between 2013 and 2014. However, wire transfer companies oppose this idea due to the increase in fees paid.

Though monthly cash transfers usually drop after the holidays, the trend so far this year has been an increase. The Hill attributes this increase to the strong familial ties family members in Mexico have with those living in the U.S. And with deportations increasing, time is for many migrants is much more of a limited resource than money.

READ: Thousands Of Non-Criminal Immigrants Have Been Arrested By ICE, Data Reveals

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