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Loreben Tuquero
By Loreben Tuquero May 10, 2024

Hold up: This isn't Beyoncé at the 2024 Met Gala. These images are AI-generated

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  • Beyoncé did not attend the 2024 Met Gala. These images were generated by artificial intelligence.

Are these images claiming to show Beyoncé at the 2024 Met Gala all up in your mind? If so, we have bad news: They're fake.

"Beyoncé met gala 2024 ! Ate left no crumbs," read two May 7 Facebook posts, showing four photos of Beyoncé in a cowboy hat, supposedly walking the 2024 Met Gala red carpet.

(Screenshot from Facebook)

These posts were flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

But these aren’t real images of Beyoncé at the 2024 Met Gala; she skipped it. 

A closer look at the images reveals that they were generated by artificial intelligence. The four photos show four different outfits. 

They also show distorted features of photographers in the background, and the carpet in the fake photos didn’t match the 2024 gala’s green-and-cream carpet.

(Screenshot from Facebook)

The images’ flowers were also off. The ones used to decorate the 2024 Met Gala’s steps were white, not pink.

Zendaya attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" exhibition May 6, 2024, in New York. (AP)

In the days after the 2024 Met Gala on May 6, PolitiFact debunked several fake images of celebrities who didn’t attend the event, including singers Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

These images of Beyoncé at the 2024 Met Gala aren’t real either. We rate that claim Pants on Fire!

PolitiFact Audience Engagement Producer Ellen Hine contributed to this report.

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