The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala, is known for bringing out an artistic flair in fashion.

Celebrities debuted boundary-pushing unique looks. Among them was our very own Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton. 

The man known for his interesting and quirky hat collection, made no exception when it came to his entire outfit for the 2017 Met Gala.

The former NFL MVP walked the gala's carpet in a purple tux, colorful shoes, round spectacles and a feathered top hat. Of course, the internet took note of Cam's look.

 

 

"Why does Cam look like Willy Wonka?" one tweet read.

 

 

"Cam Newton out there looking like Mr. Peanut," Denizcan James tweeted.

 

 

Another Twitter user compared Cam to Flavor Flav.

 

 

What do you think? Does Cam look like the modern version of our favorite chocolate factory owner? Mr. Peanut? Any other ideas?