TikTok star Haleyy Baylee was criticized for her “Let Them Eat Cake” video at the met gala

TikTok star Haleyy Baylee was criticized for her “Let Them Eat Cake” video at the met gala

Influencer Haley Kalil, known online as Haleyy Baylee, has sparked controversy with a TikTok video from the 2024 Met Gala. In the clip, Baylee lip-syncs the famous line, “Let them eat cake,” from the movie Marie Antoinette. The phrase is attributed to the French queen Marie Antoinette who supposedly lacked empathy for her starving subjects.

Viewers criticized the video as insensitive and “dystopian,” especially given the current economic struggles in the United States. Many commented that the tone of the video was inappropriate given the rising gas prices and inflation.

Baylee responded to the backlash with a nearly nine-minute apology video on TikTok. He explained that he attended the Met Gala as a pre-event host, tasked with interviewing celebrities and creating content, not as a guest. Baylee claims she was not paid for her work.

In her apology, Baylee stated, “I am so, so, so sorry that I chose a sound that you may feel was malicious.”

He claimed the audio choice was due to a trend he was following and that it had “no deeper meaning.”

Baylee added, “I never thought it would be taken that way because I’m not elite enough to be invited to the Met Gala. I’m not elite, I’m ordinary.”

However, many viewers remained unconvinced by the apology. Some commented that Baylee was “out of touch” for calling herself “normal” and pointing out the privilege associated with attending the Met Gala, even as a host.

The answer is not entirely negative. A small number of viewers defended Baylee, calling the response an “overreaction” and her apology “genuine.”

One commenter stated, “I feel like there’s a general sick feeling with the whole Met vs. what’s going on with the world thing. That’s why it sounds like a slap in the face. You’re fine [though].”

About Kepala Bergetar

Kepala Bergetar Kbergetar Live dfm2u Melayu Tonton dan Download Video Drama, Rindu Awak Separuh Nyawa, Pencuri Movie, Layan Drama Online.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *