A Cockroach Is A Viral Star After Walking The Met Gala Red Carpet, And The Memes Are The Best Part

The Met Gala is all about frivolous celebrity excess and glamour!

Gisele Bundchen at the Met Gala
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Celebrities wear crazy expensive pieces of couture, and we're left sitting on our couches eating Fritos judging the hell out of them thinking we're Joan Rivers on Fashion Police.

Ashley Graham at the Met Gala
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This year, a surprise guest crashed the party, and that surprise guest was a cockroach.

Closeup of Kim Kardashian
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Yes, a cockroach.

That cockroach at the #MetGala served pic.twitter.com/DfQXmyQc6T

— 𝕆 ℝ 𝔼 𝕃 (@OrelBryanG) May 2, 2023

That cockroach surprised guests when it sashayed up those museum steps.

A cockroach has arrived at the #MetGala. https://t.co/OcPy5ckhQN pic.twitter.com/4YiEPs5cIT

— Variety (@Variety) May 2, 2023

They literally became *the moment*.

A cockroach slays on the Met Gala red carpet pic.twitter.com/eN2CdtGIIE

— Vulture (@vulture) May 2, 2023

Like, they got more coverage than celebs.

cockroach getting more coverage than some of the celebrities that arrived at tonight's #MetGalapic.twitter.com/1RV01PmILh

— cordelia | FACE | SNOOZE | IIEE⁷ (@wildsidetannies) May 2, 2023

Just look at all those cameras for a roach!

People taking photos at the Met Gala

The Cut even called them "the real star of the Met Gala."

The real star of the #MetGala red carpet: cockroach pic.twitter.com/1C3JZQg63T

— The Cut (@TheCut) May 2, 2023

Then, it obviously became a meme.

the cockroach enjoying a meal at the #MetGala pic.twitter.com/dOZqsWECaG

— Patrønus [lll] (@FerPafri) May 2, 2023

the cockroach on its way to the met gala pic.twitter.com/qKgdR7kLZN

— 𝚓𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚍. (@cowboytiddies) May 2, 2023

close up of the met gala roach pic.twitter.com/oxpROij7s8

— M (@Mayawiththebell) May 2, 2023

Someone even started a Twitter account because apparently people are still doing that in 2023.

i was invited bitch https://t.co/vyu7PNjCm3

— cockroach (@metcockroach) May 2, 2023

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, and the roach was killed.

I'm going to need a minute to process this - gone WAY too soon

— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) May 2, 2023

Its life was brief but impactful.

buying a 40 today and pouring some out for the met gala roach

— tonio ✮ (@annttoekneeoh) May 2, 2023

Gone but never forgotten.

the met gala cockroach made more noise than the whole met gala pic.twitter.com/1BJfGzqz3G

— surya (@iclaimhslot) May 2, 2023

RIP, sweet angel.

THE COCKROACH AT MET GALA 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/YP10FbaxAR

— qwill 🌨️ (@qwilly12) May 2, 2023