Kim Kardashian Cried After Her First Met Gala Because of the Memes People Made About Her
Andrew Parker - November 22, 2019

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Whether you love her or not, Kim Kardashian is a pop culture icon. And with that level of fame comes lots and lots of opinions. Back in 2013, Kim made her debut at the Met Gala in a floral Givenchy dress. But what should have been a fun night was anything but. In a Vogue video, Kim reveals how her first Met Gala went down.

First off, Kim thought nobody wanted her at the event. “Kanye was performing, so I wasn’t actually invited,” she said. “I was just Kanye’s plus one, and that was okay with me because I never really dreamed I would be at the Met Ball. I know no one really probably wanted me there at the time.”

Her night ended in tears after she saw how people were reacting to her dress. She said, “On the car ride there I remember Kanye saying, ‘you look so beautiful, I’m so happy for you.’ And then I was crying the whole way home because I just couldn’t believe it. There were all these memes about me and this couch, and I think Robin Williams even tweeted it, said I looked like Mrs. Doubtfire. It was this whole thing and I just cried.”

Like a true queen, Kim looks back at her decision to wear that dress with absolutely no regrets.

“Now I love it,” she said. “I look back and I’m like, ‘Wow, they had the vision. This is sick.’ I just remember the Olsen twins came up to me and loved my outfit and my gloves, so none of the critics mattered because the Olsen twins approved.”