Leave it to NYC to let a cockroach upstage the annual Met Gala

Leave it to New York City to let a cockroach upstage the annual Met Gala event featuring a who’s who of A-list celebrities.

Eager for its own red carpet moment, apparently, the little fellow made his/her grand appearance before a photographer, who nearly stepped on the uninvited intruder.

“Pests such as cockroaches and mice are far too common in many NYC households, especially in low-income neighborhoods with poorly maintained housing,” NYC Heath notes on its website. “In some neighborhoods, over 50% of households report seeing cockroaches every day and mice within the last 3 months.”

Unfortunately, Variety appears to have confirmed that while roaches are fully expected to be the sole survivors of a nuclear holocaust, this one didn’t survive a night out on the town in the Big Apple:

The scene draws to mind the infamous video of an industrious rat struggling on a New York City subway stairwell with a slice of pizza that dwarfed him in size:

The embarrassing moment did result in plenty of online jocularities… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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