Zayn Malik Joins Other Celebrities In Dissing The Met Gala

His insult so was quintessentially British.

By Zoe Anastasiou

While we may envy the glitz and glamour of it all, a surprising number of celebrities have actually come forward to criticise the Met Gala, admitting that they dread attending the event.

Tina Fey once famously called it a "jerk parade" while Amy Schumer equated it to punishment, and Gwyneth Paltrow claimed she "did not enjoy it at all," (despite attending the event again, after making that statement).

Today, Zayn Malik has joined in the chorus of Met Gala complaints, claiming that he attended the event in 2016 for a laugh.

In speaking with GQ, Malik said, "I did go, but I didn't go there to be like, 'Yo, take me serious,' " he explained. "I was taking the piss! I went there as my favourite Mortal Kombat character, Jax."

Elaborating on how he was persuaded to attend, Malik admitted:

While Malik himself might not enjoy being the centre of attention on the red carpet, his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Gigi Hadid certainly does. Malik admitted that Hadid often steals the spotlight on red carpets.

Noting this year's Met Gala look in particular, Malik said sweetly, "Gi stole the night, though. The stained glass on her dress. Everyone else just put a cross on."

How cute.