Emma Kenney Shades Ansel Elgort, Alexander Wang


Emma Kenny & Ansel Elgort
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It’s not subtle. Emma Kenney wasn’t thrilled by Ansel Elgort‘s appearance at the 2022 Met Gala — and she wasn’t afraid to call it out.

“Who’s Ansel Elgort wearing to the met….Alexander Wang? 🙄🙄🙄,” the Shameless actress, 22, tweetedMonday, May 2, was the day after actor 28 was photographed in a suit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Elgort didn’t reveal who designed his look for this event.

Kenney’s surprising social media post seemingly referred to Elgort attending fashion’s biggest night after previously being accused of sexual assault.

In June 2020, Baby DriverStar made headlines after a woman claimed that he had assaulted her when she was 17. “He was in his 20s. He knew what he was doing,” Gabby wrote in a lengthy Twitter about the alleged 2014 encounter. “Ansel Elgort sexually assaulted me when I was 17. I DMed him just two days before his 17th birthday. I also received his private Snapchat. I didn’t think he’d ever see my DM. I was just a kid and was a fan of him.”

The woman claimed that “instead of asking me if I wanted to stop having sex knowing it was my first time,” the Divergent alum forced himself on her and “made me think this is how sex was supposed to be.”

Gabby said that she stayed silent because Elgort allegedly said it could “ruin his career” if she spoke out. “Years later I have PTSD, I have panic attacks, I go to therapy,” she continued. “I just want to heal and I want other girls who have been through the same s–t as me, you’re not alone. It’s a lot for me to even come on here and tell my story but I know it’s needed.”

The West Side StoryStar, for his part, broke down after the allegations went viral. “I was distressed to see the social media posts about me that have been circulating in the past 24 hours,” he wrote on Instagram in June 2020. “I cannot claim to understand Gabby’s feelings but her description of events is simply not what happened.”

Elgort continued: “I have never and would never assault anyone. It is true that Gabby and me had a brief, legal, and completely consensual relationship in New York in 2014. Unfortunately, I didn’t handle the breakup well. I stopped responding, which is a cruel and immature thing to do to someone. I know this belated apology does not absolve me of my unacceptable behavior when I disappeared.”

The Golden Globe nominee concluded the post by acknowledging that he felt “disgusted and deeply ashamed” by his attitude at the time, adding, “I am truly sorry. I know I must continue to reflect, learn, and work to grow in empathy.”

Later in the year, several people made assault allegations against them. Alexander Wang. Model Owen MooneyHe claimed that he was groped in 2017 by the 38-year-old designer. At the time, Wang referred to the accusations as “false, fabricated and mostly anonymous.”

“Over the last few days, I have been on the receiving end of baseless and grotesquely false accusations. These claims have been wrongfully amplified by social media accounts infamous for posting defamatory material from undisclosed and/or anonymous sources with zero evidence or any fact checking whatsoever,” he said in a statement in December 2020.

The California native added: “Seeing these lies about me being perpetuated as truths has been infuriating. I have never engaged in the atrocious behavior described and would never conduct myself in the manner that’s been alleged. I intend to get to the bottom of this and hold accountable whoever is responsible for originating these claims and viciously spreading them online.”

The former creative director at Balenciaga later issued another message that apologized for “acting in a way” that caused pain for his accusers. “A number of individuals have come forward recently to raise claims against me regarding my past personal behavior,” he wrote via Instagram in March 2021. “I support their right to come forward, and I’ve listened carefully to what they had to say. It was not easy for them to share their stories, and I regret acting in a way that caused them pain.”

Wang concluded: “While we disagree on some of the details of these personal interactions, I will set a better example and use my visibility and influence to encourage others to recognize harmful behaviors. Life is about learning and growth, and now that I know better, I will do better.”

Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656–HOPE (4673) if you or someone in your family has been sexually abused. A trained staff member will offer confidential, judgment-free support and local resources to help in healing, recovering, and more.

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