US soccer team captain Megan Rapinoe had to persuade bouncers to let Ozark star Julia Garner and her friends attend the Rhianna’s Met Gala afterparty Monday night.
In a video obtained by DailyMail.com, Garner was seen in the middle of a crowd outside the celebrity party as a security guard appears to hold her back.
Garner tries to raise her hand to signal another guard blocking the entrance, but to no avail, after which she tries to force her way through security and explain her situation to the bouncer at the front.
When she finally reaches the front, one of the bouncers seems to recognize her, to which she replies, “Yeah, okay, let’s go,” and waves to another guy behind her to follow her.
The guard then tries to stop the other guest by saying he couldn’t let everyone in, but Rapinoe explains to the guard that they’re both on the proverbial list and says, “No, no, just two.”
He then lets Garner and her boyfriend pass, while Rapinoe and her date follow suit.
A video obtained by DailyMail.com showed Julia Garner raising her hand to signal a security guard blocking the entrance to Rhianna’s Met Gala afterparty on Monday.
Finally, she makes her way forward, where a guard seems to recognize her
US soccer team captain Megan Rapinoe appeared to help Garner get through
However, the security guard didn’t let her boyfriend into the party until Megan Rapinoe vouched for her
Together the guard let them through
This year’s celebration was originally billed as a “mini-gala,” after last year’s Met Gala was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is set to return in May.
Yet 400 guests attended the event at the museum on Monday night and, the Associated Press reports, the event was packed with celebrities wearing a range of costumes to match this year’s theme, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. ‘
Garner wore a white 132,240 crystal mesh layer holographic sleeveless dress with a high neckline and a white panel under the layer, and entered the event with Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, who wore a bejeweled red bodysuit. with sheer swirling panels paired with baggy cherry red pants.
Together they formed a vision of fire and ice.
Rapinoe, meanwhile, donned a bright red silk Sergio Hudson trouser suit with a royal blue blouse with white stars on it for the so-called “mini gala,” and carried a blue marbled clutch bag with the word “America” on one side, and “In Gay” on the other. We Trust’.
She was just one of many athletes at Monday’s gala, which also featured tennis stars Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, basketball star Stephen Curry and gymnast Simone Biles.
But it wasn’t until after she had her first drink that she started to notice all the other athletes, the Associated Press reports, and when she did, she smiled and said, “We’ve been infiltrated.”
Rapinoe wore a red silk trouser suit with a white royal blue blouse with white stars on it and held a marble blue clutch with the word ‘America’ on one side and ‘In Gay We Trust’ on the other
Garner wore a white holographic 132,240 crystal mesh layer sleeveless dress with a high neckline and a white panel underlayer
The event comes after years of controversy for Rapinoe.
She rose to prominence in 2019 when the U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup, and has been an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and equal pay for women athletes ever since.
Rapinoe didn’t sing the national anthem with her teammates as they made their way to the final in 2019, the Washington Post reported, and she said she would probably never sing it again.
Former President Donald Trump tweeted at the time: “Megan should never despise our country, the White House or the flag, especially because so much has been done for her and the team.
“Be proud of the flag you carry.”
She was later featured in a video saying she “wouldn’t go to the f******* White House to celebrate” if the team won the World Cup, and later apologized for her language, but not for the sentiment.
“I stand by the comments I made about not wanting to go to the White House, except for the expletives,” she said. “My mother will be very angry about that.”
More recently, Subway had to remove its ads showing Rapinoe kicking a soccer ball at a man eating a burrito after its franchises received several customer complaints about the athlete.
“I had a bunch of franchisees call me today about this,” a lawyer representing Subway franchisees similarly confirmed to the… New York Post in August. “They’re trying to get the ads pulled.”