AOC slammed hypocrite for wearing dress with 'TAX THE RICH'

AOC is slammed as a hypocrite for donning a custom Aurora James dress with ‘TAX THE RICH’ scrawled across it to the Met Gala where tickets cost $30,000 each

  • Alexandra Ocasio Cortez walked the red carpet of the Met gala with a dress by designer Aurora James with red bright letters spelling ‘TAX THE RICH’ 
  •  Her stunt has drawn criticism, as tickets for the gala cost up to $35,000 and tables are $250,000
  • ”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,’ said one Twitter user 
  •  ‘As a working class woman, [I] wanted to enjoy the event but also ‘break the fourth wall’ and challenge the industry, Ocasio-Cortez told Vogue

Democrat Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez made an appearance at the Met Gala wearing a white gown with bright red letters spelling ‘TAX THE RICH.’ 

The congresswoman was photographed in the red carpet of the socialite event in New York City, where tickets are up to $35,000 and tables are $250,000. 

AOC wore an off-the-shoulder designed by creative director Aurora James, ELLE reported.

Brothers Vellies, James’ brand, is often worn by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Meghan Markle, Zendaya, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, according to the brand’s website. 

It is AOC’S first time attending the gala, but her political message has already drawn controversy during this year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ exhibit.   

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

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

Donald Trump Jr was quick to highlight 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.

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

AOC has been very vocal in the past about her stance on taxing millionaires. In 2019 she advocated to raising taxes of to 70percent for the wealthy in order to fund measures against climate change. 

‘As a working class woman, [I] wanted to enjoy the event but also ‘break the fourth wall’ and challenge the industry, Ocasio-Cortez told Vogue. 

Reactions from social media users on Twitter have ranged from poking fun at AOC’s political stunt while assisting the lavish event, to siding with her premise. 

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

‘The ‘tax the rich’ dress while she’s hanging out with a bunch of wealthy leftwing elites or the lack of masks after spending the past 18 months as one of the biggest authoritarian mask Karens in the country?’ Trump Jr wrote in his Tweet. 

One user praised AOC’s dress, stating that AOC’s looks was ‘iconic’ and ‘Democrats are just better at everything,’ while drawing contrast with Melania Trump’s 2018 controversy after she wore a jacket with ‘I really don’t care, do you?’ amid the migrant crisis in the border.

‘aoc wearing the words tax the rich on her dress? simply iconic’ read a tweet in support of the congresswoman 

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


AOC wore an off-the-shoulder custom dress by Brother Vellies, and designed by creative 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

‘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.  

‘The establishment is literally laughing at and making fun of AOC’s tax the rich dress stunt. 

‘They think it’s cute The establishment has ZERO fear of AOC She has been the greatest PR gift to the Democratic Party in my lifetime,’ said @socialistMMA.

About the design of her dress, AOC said: ‘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,’ 

‘And we said, you know, we can’t just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall, and challenge some of the institutions. And while the Met is known for its spectacle, we should have a conversation about it,’ she added. 

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

In a 2019 Tweet, AOC wrote:  When we say ‘tax the rich,’ we mean nesting-doll yacht rich. For-profit prison rich. Betsy DeVos, student-loan-shark rich. 

‘Trick-the-country-into-war rich. Subsidizing-workforce-w-food-stamps rich. Because THAT kind of rich is simply not good for society, & it’s like 10 people.’

James, who designed AOC’s dress is the founder of the 15percent Pledge, an initiative that asks brands to ‘pledge 15percent of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses.’

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