Celebrities react to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Grimes auctioning her Met Gala accessories to help BIPOC families in Ukraine
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On February 24, 2022, the world woke up to shocking news: Russia had launched an attack on Ukraine. The Russian invasion was an imminent threat but, nonetheless, the attack came as a surprise. Reactions to the conflict started to appear soon after, particularly on social media, and many stars had a word to say about it as well.
Grimes announced on Instagram May 16 that she is auctioning off two of her iconic accessories from the 2021 Met Gala to "raise money to help get BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and people of color] families out of Ukraine since they’re having trouble exiting at the border." The musician is putting up the Chris Habana metal face mask and matching elf ear cuffs by Sofia Pavlova—which Page Six reports are valued at US$1,200 and US$1,500 respectively—on Artsy until May 26.
As Grimes writes in her post, the auction proceeds will all go to Diaspora Relief and Razom, which are providing emergency response, food, shelter and evacuation support to those in need, but particularly BIPOC families, in Ukraine and at the Polish border.
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