Well. Thankfully Emma Roberts — or one of her associates — must check her social media a lot, because she posted this Instagram of herself getting prepped for the Met Gala with ACTUAL CHOPSTICKS IN HER HAIR WHAAAAAT:

#Metball @ralphlauren it’s almost time!

A photo posted by Emma Roberts (@emmaroberts) on

Fortunately, the freakout was immediate enough that by the time she arrived at the event, the chopsticks were gone. Now, Emma Roberts is 24, and she grew up in show business, so certainly she is no naif and she should know better. But if she somehow did not see where an attempt at whimsy might veer into wildly inappropriate — see also: The Ballad of Julianne Hough’s Crazy Eyes Halloween Costume — then any one of the multiple people on Team Roberts should have noticed it and pointed out the problem. Social media shouldn’t have had to solve that for her. This is a top example of why people need Get-A-Grip Friends. In an emotional and logical sense, but also in the proactive “get a grip on those chopsticks and YANK THEM OUT” way.

Let’s take a look at the finished product, sans misguided hair:

She also posted a cute Instagram of herself lying down in the limo so as to avoid wrinkling her satin, which actually worked rather well (at least, from the front, which honestly is the most important view here anyway). I am not a great fan of satin, and I fear the purse is a terribly kitschy way to address the theme in a way that suggests HER perception of China is “whatever I can get at a novelty store.” But I love the makeup and dramatic eyes with this shocking vivid green; my beeds are the throwaway shoes, and the fact that the split sleeve looks like a pea pod in the midst of a good shucking.

Without the offensive hair, how'd she do?

  • It's quite good, actually (44%, 1,975 Votes)
  • The purse is too much (10%, 455 Votes)
  • BURN THE SHOES (6%, 254 Votes)
  • That SLEEVE. NO. (14%, 627 Votes)
  • The whole thing is wrong for me (17%, 773 Votes)
  • Honestly, I can't get over that she did that to her hair in the first place. HOW DO YOU NOT SEE IT? (10%, 433 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,517

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