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Billy Porter's Met Gala Invitation Revoked After Shading Anna Wintour

Billy Porter's Met Gala Invitation Revoked After Shading Anna Wintour

(L) Billy Porter and (R) Anna Wintour
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The feud between the actor and Vogue's editor heated up after Porter called her a "B***h."

Billy Porter’s sharp tongue has landed him in hot water!

The Emmy-winning star has had his invitation to the Met Gala revoked after calling Vogue’s longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour a “b***h” in an interview with The Telegraph on Aug. 14.

"The repercussions of Porter's big mouth have been swift and decisive, as his invitation to the all-important Met Gala was revoked and his once-favorable standing with top-tier designers has been shaken," a source told Radar Online.

The source continued, "While Billy is a sensation on the fashion scene, the designers have rallied behind Anna, a true titan of the industry."

The feud between the Pose star and Wintour started in 2020 after Porter criticized Vogue for highlighting Harry Styles’ gender-fluid fashion choices by putting him on the cover in a dress, making him the first man to ever appear solo on the cover of the famous fashion magazine.

“I created the conversation and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time,” Porter told The Sunday Times in October 2021.

Porter, a gay man who is known for wearing gender-neutral fashion and embracing traditionally feminine clothing, was frustrated that Styles seemed to be getting praise and credit for the radical act of a man wearing a dress when the year before Porter stunned at the Oscars in a tuxedo gown designed by Christian Siriano.

“He doesn’t care, he’s just doing it because it’s the thing to do,” he said. “This is politics for me. This is my life. I had to fight my entire life to get to the place where I could wear a dress to the Oscars and not be gunned down. All he has to do is be white and straight.”

But things really got heated last month—and apparently led to Porter’s Met Gala invite getting tossed—when Porter sat down with The Telegraph to clarify his feelings about Harry Styles’ Vogue cover and was highly critical of Wintour. The actor said that prior to the Vogue cover coming out he had a conversation with the influential fashion editor.

"That b***h said to me at the end, ‘How can we do better?” he said. “And I was so taken off guard that I didn't say what I should have said."

“Six months later, Harry Styles is the first man on the cover.”

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Ariel Messman-Rucker

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.