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'Master of None' Actress/Writer Lena Waithe Adds Pride to the Met Gala

Tuesday May 8, 2018
Lena Waithe attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition.
Lena Waithe attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition.  (Source:Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

"Master of None" co-writer and actress Lena Waithe added some politics to her outfit to the Met Gala - she wore a cape made of the LGBTQ Pride flag.

Waithe says "it's all about being black and gay at the Met gala." She made Emmy history last year as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing.

This year's theme is the influence of Catholicism on fashion. Waithe's outfit was one of the only colorful outfits, adding a dash of vibrancy to outfits that leaned on red, black and metallics.

Waithe says she wanted to make a statement in the Carolina Herrera rainbow cape, saying she just wants to be herself and that can inspire others to be themselves.

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