While the Met Gala may seem fun to watch, there are underlying factors to the event which ultimately may be detrimental to viewers. Chiefly, the Met Gala paints an unrealistic picture of glamor and life. At first glance, the Met Gala appears to simply promote and celebrate fashion. But the event and the ensuing media coverage also celebrate a single beauty standard that is, for most viewers, out of reach. Such a superficial event reinforces expectations of how people are supposed to look and behave. Again, such expectations are incredibly out of touch for an average viewer who most likely does not have a celebrity's legion of stylists and personal trainers. In this way, while the event may seem like a good time and enjoyable to watch, its coverage and focus on superficial things may have detrimental effects on viewers' mental health.