NYC Mayor Eric Adams Gets Political With Met Gala Tuxedo

Eric Adams Met Gala (Credit: Twitter)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams commanded attention Monday night with his outfit at the Met Gala.

Adams stepped onto the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a tuxedo emblazoned with the message “End Gun Violence” on the back of the jacket. The artwork on his tux included an image of a black handgun crossed out with a red bar.

The mayor tweeted pictures of his look and captioned the post, “Bringing a little swagger back to the #MetGala! Honored to be here.”

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In April, the New York Times reported shootings in New York City rose in the first quarter of 2022, compared with the same period last year. Citing statistics released by the NYPD, the Times said shootings climbed from a previous 260 to 296 in the quarter.

Reaction to Adams’ message about gun violence in the city was mixed.

Twitter user @eastriverrunner replied to Adams’ post: “The lockdown and mandates have caused an increase in gun violence and crime in general.”

Added @shearogersnyc: “Everyday New Yorkers are required to wear masks inside the Met, and so were the ‘help’ at this event. But you and your fellow attendees were allowed to unmask without being approached by security. Why is that?”

While @Dorothe79056399 gave Adams props on his attire: “Representing NYC with swag and class.”

The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “Gilded Glamour and White Tie.”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also made a bold statement on the red carpet. Her gown had the names or trailblazing women sewn onto the fabric, including Abigail Adams, Shirley Chisolm and Madeleine Albright.

Check out Clinton’s dress below.