Lena Waithe was caught in a lie about the misspelled statement on the back of the tailored suit she wore to the Met Gala on Monday.

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The 34-year-old openly lesbian screenwriter rocked a tailored suit that read," Black Drag Queens Inventend Camp" on the back.

Social media users pointed out the misspelled word "Inventend", which Lena claims was intentional and purposeful.

"Everything I do is purposeful!" she tweeted in response to the questions about the misspelling.

She explained to reporters that the tailored suit, which featured lyrics to Diana Ross's hit "I'm Coming Out," Sister Sledge's "We Are Family," and Gloria Gayor's "I Will Survive,", was intended as a protest of society's heteronormative standards.

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Lena took to Instagram to settle the confusion once and for all.

In her post, she said the word "invented" was misspelled as "Inventend" to put "heavy emphasis on the "D".

She continued, "That extra D in the Invented might mean a lot of things - but it's definitely a fuck-you to the heteronormative ways of doing things..."

Confusion reigned in her comments, as one Instagram user informed Lena that there is no extra 'D' in "invented."

Lena responded "but the N puts more emphasis on the D."

Moments later, an IG user exposed Lena's lie by noting that her designer, Kerby Jean-Raymond (pictured above) already admitted the misspelling was an error.

"He said they were using a certain font typeface (Pink Floyd) and the graphic person did extra lines to mimic this typeface. He said the design went through 20 plus people without being caught."

This is a teaching moment for Lena to make sure everyone in her camp is on the same page.
 

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  • n1kk1a

    Lol! ?

  • xenaD

    ????

  • speakinmymind

    Couldn't even spell "invented" then lied about it.

    **cues Nino Brown**..."SIT yo five dolla ass down before I make change!"??

  • Marlika

    That fit is a big no on her along with them yellow cowboy ? boots ? ??????

  • Junkanoo

    I the the jackets in a different print or color would have made these outfits pop.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was trying to overthink it and thought like
    Beginning - end. Invent - end. Meaning they started it and game over.

  • Li-Wright

    I can see the world, or just the black community breaking into 2 camps. One for the LGBQT community and one for the rest of us. :)

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I do the shyt all the time ????? I’m more concerned with those Ali Express suits?????

  • kboogie

    ??????????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    How you don't drown while you take a shower I will never know.

  • speakinmymind

    She had to switch teams cuz she is one uglass woman.

  • speakinmymind

    He was line...stop overthinking it.

  • datjerk

    I didnt want to have to say it. Thanks!

  • Coy little wink
  • Renee

    Isn’t that an ”F’you” to the heteronormative way of Nature for human beings?! Just be lesbian, you have all the backings, you are getting laws in place for your cause, awareness & acceptance. Plus, doctors & scientist are making lesbians, homosexuals, & intersexuals in labs. Why do they have to be so aggressively angry about what Nature has done? ?????I have homosexual friends & associates but I myself am heterosexual. Plus, I accept them but do not agree with their preferences but we are very respectful of our differences.

  • Appplesauce

    Twitter seems so exhausting. Like why bother to correct people. This is worst than working in a factory and making the product goes out correctly. By way the which one these folks in the picture is the lesbian? The MET went to sh$$ this year. They need to pay real celebrities to attend next year.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ppl try to be so profound and deep all to find out to they shallow as hell all she had to say wasn’t there was a misspelling and no one caught it even ME! Or mayb I did catch it and thought y’all wouldn't notice it. But to further try and insult peoples intelligence by coming up with this lame ass reasoning is just pathetic. Also to attack heterosexual in the same breath was not cool at all talking bout some heteronormative stfu your dumb and the ppl around you missed the misspelling on those tacky ass zoot suits deal with it!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Thank you !! ??? ‘‘tis all

  • Kanyade
  • Renee26

    The 19 other people who overlooked the error need to be on probation. They all failed at their jobs

  • Kanyade
  • Renee26

    Me too!! That would have been a better explanation

  • Renee26

    He's fabulous...and I was crotch watching ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile rofl lololol

  • Kanyade
  • Renee26

    One of my favorite xmas movies

  • Kanyade
  • Kanyade

    lol

  • Missy

    Everything outta her mouth is abt some gay sh it.
    ?

  • T Willis

    That’s a good explanation. She should hire you lol

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Lol

  • Guest

    So Lira Galore named her baby "Khaleesi." Ok then. Later roses.>>>>>

  • Trey

    clown

  • Chulita

    Seriously

  • Anonymouse

    I don't know who this fool is but I'm sorry I wasted a minute of my life reading this mess.

  • kiturner52

    LIES, LIES and more LIES!!!! #smfh

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    She continued, "That extra D in the Invented might mean a lot of things - but it's definitely a fuck-you to the heteronormative ways of doing things..."

    Is there a backlash for being straight now? I feel like I missed something with this statement. Was there another post that I missed or is she just being angry at straight people? What did I miss?

  • TriniHarlem

    I'm over the look at me I'm gay every two seconds. Why is that so important to push everytime you blink your eyes Lena?!! It was clear you were gay from jump and your work spoke for you now your sexuality speaks before your work ? on the positive I love the chi on showtime

  • TriniHarlem

    And it's annoying ??

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Whatever, Zendaya won the met gala.

  • Marlika

    ? Why!!?

  • Marlika

    Yes!! And that bright red lipstick ? is not working. ?????

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    LOL!

  • hi-liter

    Ion get it......??????????

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    ROTFL!!! By the way, I loved this movie.

  • Calikush

    Lena is annoying.......and her and old dude looks ridiculous! Them shiny azz suits and them boots are a hot azz mess! It’s giving me 90’s after prom vibes! https://media3.giphy.com/media/li0dswKqIZNpm/giphy.gif

  • SayWhatNow?

    If you're gay you're just gay, but can we please stop talking about the shit every 5 minutes! And they both look stupid IDGAF what the back says!

  • Eileen

    The F-list meaning they are beyond the d-list the are just freaking losers and this crap about hetero normative fool that's what got your confused butt here in the first place! A man and a women! Heterosexual makes a society not two confused men or women or whoever you are.

  • Yup, I said it

    I'm sitting her confused af. What are these people and what happened? I'm out,of this twightlight zone post and waiting for the next post. Adios!

  • Eileen

    She was so lovely

  • Coffee1st

    They don't want your respect. They are demanding your (our) agreement. They don't want equality, they want to dominate.

  • NeverSurprised

    ??????

  • Alextra Ballard

    See when yew gon concoct a lie...make absolutely sure that all muhfvckers are on the same page....or yew will look and sound like a dam fool

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yet straight people always especially black women obsess over gay men and who's gay and who isn't but gays can't talk about ourselves?

  • Coffee1st

    I know you don't like what she said but thats what it seems to be coming down to. Not because that's a narrative any of us are particularly pushing but because that's what we are actually seeing more n more.

  • Chicagowise

    Never trust a person who can't admit they made a mistake. Your ego should never be bigger than the truth.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Only if you think Lena represents gay people like Farrakhan supposedly represents lots of black people.
    LOL

  • TheOwley

    My goodness, the explanation makes the initial error worse. Both outfits should be burned with fire anyway.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, it actually isn't because black people have so many rules to being black that you have to fill out a form.
    We still have colorism and misogyny and after the response of some blacks mostly females defending R Kelly's behavior there is a lot of Stockholm Syndrome happening in the black community.
    I know homophobes want to create strawmen that black gays are some pervasive and powerful entity within the black community but it only exists in your imagination.

  • NeverSurprised

    I swear, "the gays" will drain every drop of energy out of a room, droning on and on, ad nauseam, about insignificant minutia JUST to hear themselves talk. I am SICK of them.

  • Renee

    Well, they will not have either from me. Those that know me, know better. And those that begin to know, realize the same. Demanding is so brutish and manly!

  • SayWhatNow?

    You can talk about being gay or straight until the cows come home, but why? Do you and stfu about it already

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    LOL! Ok, thanks. I thought something happened.

  • tintin

    Girl....you and me both. Wtf

  • tintin

    Slow news day huh??

  • tia

    It's something about her. Not sure? But something...not with her.

  • Bashi22

    The black Ellen Degeneres she love to tell people how she take away her current girlfriend from a man.

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    That's narcissism they're no fun. They're shallow, wicked and just hateful. This person did a documentary on them. They've checked out a long time ago and only here in Spirit. It's draining they'll twist logic into lies. Mean-spirited.

  • Wreckognize Game

    No she shouldn’t. That’s all I got. Thanks ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. We have a president who behaves that way, all. day. long.

  • Wreckognize Game

    She is cocky. I kinda like her but I watched her on Kimmel and every answer was white people this and that.

  • Logan Roberts

    An unnecessary lie and post.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That was a bizarre statement... because she and people like her wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the "hetero-normative ways of doing things" SMH.

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Inside and out. I wish her the best. I'm so happy she can live her life. We need to stop all the hating cause they'll come after her and her spiri too in the industry.

  • NeverSurprised

    "That extra D in the Invented might mean a lot of things"

    No, it actually means only one thing -- that you and your ADULT style team don't know how to spell a word that is on fourth grade spelling tests in classrooms across America.

  • speakinmymind

    Tell the truth and shame the devil!???

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So this lilly licker fur burger eating thing just gone say:

    'but it's definitely a fuck-you to the heteronormative ways of doing things..."

    Hell FUX her and the mixed messages in her hairless head!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So this lilly licker fur burger eating thing just gone say:

    'but it's definitely a fuck-you to the heteronormative ways of doing things..."

    Hell FUX her and the mixed messages in her hairless head!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She seems problematic and her explanation made zero sense. Its heteronormative to know how to spell? Bye, child.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She seems problematic and her explanation made zero sense. Its heteronormative to know how to spell? Bye, child.

  • Dahl

    I’m probably out of the loop, but I have no idea who this person is (nor do I care to google her). All I know is she’s homosexual, which is unfortunate because I don’t think your sexuality should be all that you’re known for. Unless you’re a p{}rn Star...

  • NeverSurprised

    "Its heteronormative to know how to spell? Bye, child."

    ????????

  • KLove

    oops lol

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why are so many black women trying to find out if a guy is gay?

    Oh because they want to have sex with every guy they see.

    Do you and drop by the toy store already.

  • SoChlo

    Embarrassing

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy
  • Blaque Mahogany

    That show was low key shady/funny as hell.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    "Your ego should never be bigger than the truth." https://media3.giphy.com/media/iqspnOdN0YRt7F9nAz/giphy.gif

  • Chicagowise

    Trump is the poster boy for everything that's wrong in our world.

  • bemetoo

    Is the black panther gay

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Bottom line!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Throw it all away!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    She is a well known screen writer

  • Rayne

    Hell... I sholl nuff thought that was two men in ketchup and mustard cowboy boots. ?

  • Fire & Ice

    So tasha k suing cardi for a million

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Ya'll got me hyper-ventilating laughing .

  • sherri2016

    And here I am thinking that was Black Panther Chadwick Boseman and the lady with the short hair cut from Black panther Danal Guira I guess I don't get out much

  • DroneRivers

    I guess this is what happens when people grow to depend on auto-correct?

    But uh, I'd much rather hear about the lies coming out of Washington, DC. Now those are some doozies.

  • Chicagowise

    That gif just reminded me... I'm in the market for some white sunglasses! LMAO

  • Malificent
  • ClaireHuxtable
  • Malificent

    They're actors definitely not academic scholars! Some might be educated but maybe she's not or maybe she just had a typo...it happens https://media2.giphy.com/media/5ULCLp7HziF4xTjQv7/giphy.gif

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Y did #45 flash in front of my eyes?

  • tia

    I'll have to search for that.

  • DroneRivers

    True. A certain president misspelled "stolen" on Twitter the other day. So yeah, it happens.

  • Stan4NoOne
  • Nik

    I rocked some for the first time the other day. Fearlessly, I might add. Looked mighty good!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    LOL! The funny part is she thinks she's making sense. She reminds me of Oswald Bates on In Living Color. ? ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71xxvp5R9hE

  • Raquel

    ?????????????????????????

    Aw man.......?????....the pic ALONE put me OUT. I don't even have a real comment. ???

  • KcoolMuziq

    Lena Waithe's show 'The Chi' is slowly turning into my favorite show. It is RIVETING!

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Lol?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ??? I’m crine what you know bout that auntie ! She shol do

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Lmao ????

  • SayWhatNow?

    Look Roderick, I could care less who's
    gay but my gaydar is pretty accurate. And right now we are going back and forth like two girls, get you some rest boo, we have work in the morning.

  • Jussjess25

    Fuck what the clothes say.. these people look terrible

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Some viewers didn't get this skit. It went over their heads. ?

  • Wayup!

    It doesn't matter the suits are ugly..?

  • Nicol B

    The Chi is DOPE; the suits are WACKK!
    - extra emphasis on the "K"

  • Panther Charleston

    ?

  • the guest

    So what it’s misspelled. The statements are great. However, the cut, design, and colors of the suits are just not up to par of the statement.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Yes, I watched it only once but it was hilarious.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    The suits how dreadful

  • MsPam

    Forget that the word is misspelled, why is she looking like Tyga’s older brother?!

  • Meme

    I love when you drop these little pearls of wisdom everyone of them so true!

  • Heat2Hot

    Who am l to judge! If they want to look like MC Hammer circa 1986 I'm here for it! ?

  • Meme

    You're funny!!!!

  • Panther Charleston

    I swear. I've never seen this work out right, even when I tried it. If you oops, say you oopsed. Trying to cover it w some intellectual argument about being outside the norm just brings into question the real arguments.

  • Panther Charleston

    Is that the dude from Black Panther?

  • EMILY POST

    So who was that message for the people at the MET? lol

  • Patricia

    wait, its not him???

  • The Chosen One

    She looks like the rapper 'Tyga.'

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I kept wondering the same thing. All I hear is about her

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I saw this last night. Tasha did say she has that yt lady good lawyer. I wonder who that is? She'll get her coins

  • Fire & Ice

    I think so too. I believe Tasha is going to get some money out of this ratchet trick!

  • Rossdaboss

    She 1 ugly dude

  • NeverSurprised

    No, he's the designer of the outfits.

  • NeverSurprised

    *in Dwight's voice*

  • morenYAHdelsur

    All I got from this is that adults can’t spell LOL. No biggy. Chit happens ????? She’s still great at what she does.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Such a good show! She’s great at what she does. Also did the reboot of Boomerang. It’s not too shabby either. Different type of content, but awesome work.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Google her though LOL. It’s not all she’s known for. She’s done awesome work thus far.

    I can’t speak for the typo and the suits LOL.

  • sweetae99

    That cuz he is a man.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh did you think calling me a girl was going to hurt my feeling from some hoodrat internet troll like you.

    Go f!ck yourself with a rusty sex toy.

    *blocked*

  • NaeNae2015

    And THAT is the true crime here!!!

  • SayWhatNow?

    Never called you a girl Roderick...I don't come here for this shit, I say what I want and move along. You should do the same and stop taking everything so personal! If it makes you feel better I get tired of my boss saying the same shit too and he's straight. DAMN!

  • TransMichelle

    How so?

  • Desi

    Shyyyyt, Lena Waithe don't even like D!!!!!!

  • Raquel

    So, I see everybody in that camp wen to the same school as R. Kelly?

    How it went through THAT many people and no one caught it?? SMH

  • Panther Charleston

    Thank you.

  • AListDiva29

    She's very intelligent and talented, but her manliness weirds me out. Does she want to be a man or just a stud lesbian?!

  • jwoo250

    That's what I was going to say...lol

  • Greatgrape37

    Her explanation doesn't make sense and its corny...

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Socal media with put you on blast every time. I hate people can find out just about anything they wanna know

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    She out here looking like Beige Mc Hammer

  • SpillyNillie

    Girld....

  • Strappyheels

    And pairing it with those loud ass colored boots

  • Strappyheels

    I loved that episode she wrote on “Master Of None”!!

  • NewNew

    ?

  • LadyDujour

    lol..let shit go..misspellings like BICTH happen all the time..and Mama D was CONVICTED in why she misspelled that lmaoo!! NEXT.

  • JayBird

    Oh please. *rolls eyes*. People try to be so deep. And what is "fuck-you to the heteronormative ways of doing things". Doing what? They are so corny. Aint nobody thinking of them.

  • KLo

    She? I NEVER heard of these people. Haute Mess, inside/out

  • sherri2016

    I guess I'm not the only one lol no that's not him

  • Chicagowise

    Thank you! I appreciate the fact that you appreciate my comments! ?

  • Chicagowise

    I bet you were looking sharp! White sunglasses remind me of vintage Hollywood glam. I want a pair with white frames and either frosted or silver lenses.

  • Nik

    That sounds GLAM!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Right

  • lovelalalove

    If you’re weirded out by her appearance, the issue is YOU... and this is an example of heteronormativity and how gross it is. Sad for your narrow vision. ?

  • lovelalalove

    My recommendation: just block the homophobes and Trumpists. They aren’t worth even seconds of your time.

  • lovelalalove

    I’m with her. Heteronormativity is vile. And so is a mainstream that informs the likes of you. #disappointment

  • Kimocha

    Either way it go the outfit & the boots are hideous!

  • mzwhang90210

    ???