New York Democratic Rep. and “Squad” member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a dress draped in the words “tax the rich” to a Met Gala on Monday evening that reportedly charged $30,000 per person.
“Individual tickets are reportedly priced at $30,000 a piece, a far cry from when [Vogue editor-in-chief Anna] Wintour first took over the running of the event in 1995 when they were just $1,000,” Newsweek reported. “Then there are the tables, typically bought by brands and fashion houses. These reportedly start at $275,000.”
The comments across social media said it all.
“What makes @AOC a bigger 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?” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.
“I’m not even mad at the lack of self awareness or hypocrisy anymore. At this point it’s just hilarious. These people are a giant joke,” Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted.
“Cost per Ticket: $30,000. Virtue signaling to your base while partying—without a mask—with the people you claim to hate: Priceless,” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz commented on Twitter.
Even progressive outlets like Rolling Stone blasted AOC’s attempt at a political PR stunt, and in words harsher than conservatives. Minus the expletives, senior writer E.J. Dickson tweeted, “1) The dress is ugly, 2) She’s at a $35k per person event and this isn’t nearly the own she thinks it is. 3) The dress is ugly. I mean I love her but come on this is so dumb.”
But apparently “tax the rich” was the message AOC wanted to send for this event. Perhaps one problem (among many) with this message was that those she wants to tax were the very people in the room with her. It’s unclear how her message would convince even one new person to change his or her mind on the topic.
Maybe changing minds wasn’t the real issue anyway. Perhaps AOC just felt the need for a little attention, as the nation’s spotlight has recently been on significant issues like President Joe Biden’s failed Afghanistan exit, the border crisis, fighting Biden’s new vaccine mandates and dealing with rising inflation and gas prices.
A look at her own social media reveals AOC’s “backstory” to the dress. She said, “And before haters get wild flying off the handle, New York elected officials are routinely invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public. I was one of several in attendance in this evening.”
She also added her dress was made by a woman she is trying to support.
But guess who wasn’t at the Met Gala? A single conservative Republican leader. Real conservatives know this isn’t how you communicate your message. We need much better than words on a dress. We need leaders who love our nation and put its people first.
This lunatic ‘woman’ is of the opinion that you can make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.
It’s all been tried before over the last 1000+ years and failed.
She and her mates are quite insane. STOP publishing her rubbish.
Republican “leaders”? Where? Where?
This “Attention Whore” has just found her “ element”!! She’s obviously having multiple orgasms under that obnoxious rag she’s wearing as the cameras are buzzing and clicking all over her. I mean…… look at the video for yourself, this twisted little sister is eating up the moment like joe Biden sniffing some little girls head!! Completely Disgusting! What a piece of shit! And she had to pony up at least a month and a half’s wages just to attend the event!!
Her parents must just be beaming with pride…..if I’m her Dad I’m changing my name!
Exactly. This Tax The Rich POS is Just Seeking Attention. She Will Need It In 2022. She is going to be Voted Out. #1- The Little POS Drives A Tesla. #2-Goes To A 30K Plus Event. Bet You The Taxpayers Paid For That Callgirl Looking Dress. That Was Probably a 20K Dress. And We Paid For It, The Ticket, And The Tesla. Investigate That Republicans. She Has Set Herself Up. Just Knock Her Down.
Please haven’t we had enough this lowlife drama already Please where are our GOP to bring her down.
Please haven’t we had enough of this lowlifes drama already.Please where are our GOP to bring her down.
Hey idiot and who paid your 30k entry to hypocritical event? Homeless person living on street? Or the rich maybe F***kook or Tweetd***k or pedefire Gates? Who??????. By the way you look like total imbecil in hideous so call dress. Dumb and dumber in one.
Lol, Z that is funny. You have to wonder what going on exactly in the raisin sized brain of hers as she stands there like she’s some kind of runway model. Ha ha. Personally, looking at all of the other women’s dresses etc., I’d have been embarrassed to even THINK about wearing that abomination to a gala event like this one.
I guess she believes she’s making a “statement”
I would agree!! Too bad she’s so stupid she doesn’t have the slightest idea just what statement she’s in reality conveying. Like a sad puppy aching and starved for attention.
STONE HER TO DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
USE CHEAP STONES!!!!!!!
AOC is a dumb ass.
AOC just might be the dumbest person ever to be elected to congress.
Tax the rich….but anybody with half of a brain knows those taxes never get paid by the rich but come down on the consumers, middle class and people who can’t afford to pay the increases brought about by tax the rich. She’s as dumb as a box of rocks and would do everyone a favor by keeping her mask on.
AOC is Americas ‘Look-at-me’ Markle!!! AAARGH!
AOC is really DAS= DUMB AS SHIT. A HYPOCRITE at the HIGHEST LEVEL. NO MASKS ON ANYONE IN THE VIDEO. The other women with her BOOBS hanging out. You say we need to wear masks. No Way!! DUMBO!!! A REAL WINNER!!