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Predictably, Punks Are Protesting The Met’s Chaos Into Couture Show

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The Met Costume Institute’s Ball last week was clearly just a harbinger to come — the tone deaf outfits and embarrassing displays of total non-punkness were simply pre-cursors to fairly scathing critiques of the exhibit itself. But even — and especially — those outside of the establishment are expressing their disdain for the collection.

Gerry Visco, a self-professed punk who at 58 is old enough to actually live through punk’s inception and first wave, came down to protest Punk: Chaos Into Couture, and led a group of about a dozen punks in making a statement outside the museum.  I was a real punk,” said Visco. “We like the fact that they’re doing this show but it’s not as authentic as it could have been.” Keep reading »

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  • Anna Wintour has reportedly banned a nude 40-foot sculpture of designer Vivienne Westwood from the Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s upcoming punk exhibit. Wintour said the naked, styrofoam Westwood would be “a needless distraction” in “Punk: Chaos To Couture.” [Styleite]
  • Amanda Bynes allegedly got kicked out of a Planet Fitness gym in Harlem for smoking pot on 4/20. She also got her gym membership revoked. [RumorFix]
  • Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordan says she and Thurston Moore split because he’d been carrying on an affair and living a “double life.” How can you cheat on Kim Gordon?! [SPIN]
  • A possibly drunk Tara Reid allegedly threw a fit at an All Saints store in L.A. when the cashier wouldn’t give her a discount because of her, quote, “fame.” A rep told the New York Post that Reid usually gets discounts because she’s often photographed wearing All Saints. Well, no more! “She had to be escorted out by security,” said a source. [New York Post]
  • These fake Amanda Bynes texts to Reese Witherspoon are pretty funny. [NYMag.com]
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