AOC is slammed as a hypocrite for donning a custom Aurora James dress with ‘TAX THE RICH’

AOC is slammed as a hypocrite for donning a custom Aurora James dress with ‘TAX THE RICH’

Democrat Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez made an look on the Met Gala sporting a white robe with vibrant purple letters spelling ‘TAX THE RICH.’ 

The congresswoman was photographed within the purple carpet of the socialite occasion in New York City, the place tickets are as much as $35,000 and tables are $250,000. 

AOC wore an off-the-shoulder custom dress by Brother Vellies, designed by inventive director Aurora James, ELLE reported.

It is her first time attending the gala, however her political message has already drawn controversy throughout this yr’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ exhibit.  

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends the lavish Met gala wearing a 'TAX THE RICH' dress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends the lavish Met gala sporting a ‘TAX THE RICH’ dress 

AOC has been very vocal in the past about her stance on taxing millionaires

AOC has been very vocal previously about her stance on taxing millionaires

Donald Trump Jr was quick to highlight the irony behind the congresswoman's dress, calling her 'a fraud.'

Donald Trump Jr was fast to spotlight the irony behind the congresswoman’s dress, calling her ‘a fraud.’

'Tax the Rich'……But first I'm gonna go have the time of my life partying with them all at the most extravagant over the top party of the year that is essentially a celebration of richness.' an user agreed with Trump Jr.

‘Tax the Rich’……But first I’m gonna go have the time of my life partying with all of them on the most extravagant excessive celebration of the yr that is primarily a celebration of richness.’ an consumer agreed with Trump Jr.

But AOC was backed by supporters who agreed with the premise of her message and the purpose of her stunt

But AOC was backed by supporters who agreed with the premise of her message and the aim of her stunt 

AOC has been very vocal previously about her stance on taxing millionaires. In 2019 she advocated to elevating taxes of to 70percent for the rich with the intention to fund measures towards local weather change. 

‘As a working class lady, [I] needed to benefit from the occasion but additionally ‘break the fourth wall’ and problem the trade, Ocasio-Cortez instructed Vogue. 

Reactions from social media customers on Twitter have ranged from poking enjoyable at AOC’s political stunt whereas helping the lavish occasion, to siding with her premise. 

Donald Trump Jr was fast to spotlight the irony behind the congresswoman’s dress, calling her ‘a fraud.’

‘The ‘tax the wealthy’ dress whereas she’s hanging out with a bunch of rich leftwing elites or the shortage of masks after spending the previous 18 months as one of many greatest authoritarian masks Karens within the nation?’ Trump Jr wrote in his Tweet. 

One consumer praised AOC’s dress, stating that ‘Democrats are simply higher at the whole lot,’ whereas drawing distinction with Melania Trump’s 2018 controversy after she wore a jacket with ‘I actually do not care, do you?’ amid the migrant disaster within the border.

One user praised AOC's dress, stating that 'Democrats are just better at everything,'

One consumer praised AOC’s dress, stating that ‘Democrats are simply higher at the whole lot,’

AOC wore an off-the-shoulder custom dress by Brother Vellies

The dress was designed by creative director Aurora James, ELLE reported

AOC wore an off-the-shoulder custom dress by Brother Vellies, and designed by inventive director Aurora James, ELLE reported

When Aurora and I were first kind of partnered, we started having a conversation about what it means to be working class women of color at the Met,' AOC said about the design of her dress with Aurora James

When Aurora and I have been first form of partnered, we began having a dialog about what it means to be working class girls of colour on the Met,’ AOC stated concerning the design of her dress with Aurora James

‘Tax the Rich’……But first I’m gonna go have the time of my life partying with all of them on the most extravagant excessive celebration of the yr that is primarily a celebration of richness.’ an consumer agreed with Trump Jr.  

‘The institution is actually laughing at and making enjoyable of AOC’s tax the wealthy dress stunt. 

‘They assume it’s cute The institution has ZERO concern of AOC She has been the best PR present to the Democratic Party in my lifetime,’ stated @socialistMMA.

About the design of her dress, AOC stated: ‘When Aurora and I have been first form of partnered, we began having a dialog about what it means to be working class girls of colour on the Met,’ 

‘And we stated, you understand, we won’t simply play alongside, however we have to break the fourth wall, and problem a number of the establishments. And whereas the Met is identified for its spectacle, we must always have a dialog about it,’ she added. 

AOC poses next to creative designer Aurora James, who is the founder of the 15percent Pledge

AOC poses subsequent to inventive designer Aurora James, who is the founding father of the 15percent Pledge 

In a 2019 Tweet, AOC wrote:  When we are saying ‘tax the wealthy,’ we imply nesting-doll yacht wealthy. For-profit jail wealthy. Betsy DeVos, student-loan-shark wealthy. 

‘Trick-the-country-into-war wealthy. Subsidizing-workforce-w-food-stamps wealthy. Because THAT form of wealthy is merely not good for society, & it is like 10 individuals.’

James, who designed AOC’s dress is the founding father of the 15percent Pledge, an initiative that asks manufacturers to ‘pledge 15percent of their shelf house to Black-owned companies.’

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