Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attended the 2021 Met Gala and used her gown to promote one of her core beliefs.
The attention-grabbing white dress, designed by Aurora James, included “Tax the rich” in red letters across its back.
Reports confirm an individual Met Gala ticket costs $30,000, and some social media users took issue with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez spreading her “Tax the rich” message while attending and appearing to enjoy the expensive event herself.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez responded to critics through her own social media platforms, writing, “NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city’s cultural institutions that serve the public.”
AOC STRIKING A POSE — AND STRIKING A CHORD AT THE 2021 MET GALA LAST NIGHT – WEARING THIS GOWN WITH “TAX THE RICH” IN RED INK ON THE BACK.
U-S REPRESENTATIVE ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ HAD THE GOWN MADE BY BLACK FEMALE IMMIGRANT DESIGNER AURORA JAMES.
SHE GOT CHEERS FROM MANY ON THE LEFT.
TITANIA MCCGRATH POSTED “THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO TACKLE ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IS THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF HAUTE COUTURE.”
BUT OTHERS LIKE ULTRA VIOLET SAID ITS ONE OF THE MOST DISGUSTING THINGS I’VE EVER SEEN.
SOME CALLED AOC A HYPOCRITE SINCE A TICKET TO THE MET GALA COST THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
IN HER OWN DEFENSE – AOC TWEETED NEW YORK ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE INVITED TO THE EVENT EVERY YEAR AND SHE WAS ONE OF SEVERAL WHO WERE IN ATTENDANCE.
U-S REPRESENTATIVE CAROLYN MALONEY WAS ONE OF THEM, AND SHARED A MESSAGE FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THEIR GOWNS?
LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.