Billy Porter swears he was the first gay man in history.. and it’s that entitlement that’s beginning to cost him.
According RadarOnline, Billy Porter’s invites to the infamous Met Gala have been “revoked” after he referred to Vogue editor-in-cheif Anna Wintour as a b*tch. It all started when Porter let loose on Wintour while speaking about the magazine’s controversial December 2020 cover. Porter took issue with Harry Styles appearing on the cover in a dress.
He slammed the decision, claiming that he was “the first” male to “change the world” after famously wearing a tuxedo dress at the 2019 Oscars. Porter also noted that despite rocking a dress before the “As It Was” artist, he was still passed up for the opportunity. Porter went on to claim the only reason Styles (who has never publicly confirmed his sexuality) landed the cover is because he’s “white and straight.”
Though he later apologized Porter doubled down in a recent interview published earlier this month. Taking a direct shot at Wintour when he revealed he allegedly had a conversation with her before Styles’ cover. Wintour allegedly asked his thoughts on how Vogue could help usher in this groundbreaking new era of fashion he was heading. Reflecting on their conversation, Porter stated:
“That b*tch said to me at the end, ‘How can we do better?’ And I was so taken off guard that I didn’t say what I should have said,” he added that he should’ve answered, “Use your power as Vogue to uplift the voices of the leaders of this de-gendering of fashion movement.”
Now, it seems Porter’s harsh words for Wintour have cost him his invite to the Met Gala, which Vogue hosts every year. A source familiar with the situation reportedly confirmed this stating: “The repercussions of Porter’s big mouth have been swift and decisive, as his invitation to the all-important Met Gala was revoked and his once-favorable standing with top-tier designers has been shaken.”
Honestly, while it goes without saying that often times straight white men do receive preferred treatment.. Billy Porter’s issue was obviously just that he wanted it to be him in this case. What do you guys think? Is Anna wrong for giving him the boot?