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Social Media Users Push Back: Blocking Celebs and Influencers Over 'Let Them Eat Cake' Attitude

by Venus Sanders

Image Credit: Jamie McCarthy | Getty Images


The annual Met Gala, often hailed as fashion's biggest night, took place on the first Monday in May, attracting a constellation of celebrities and influencers to its ornate steps. However, amidst the glitz and glamour, one TikToker and influencer's comment sparked controversy and ignited a movement.


Haleyy Baylee, presenting herself as Marie Antoinette, made a tone-deaf and appalling comment that resonated with many: "Let them eat cake." This phrase, famously attributed to Marie Antoinette, was her response upon learning that her starving peasant subjects had no bread. It has since become emblematic of her obliviousness to the struggles of ordinary people.

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