Alexandria’s brother Ocasio Cortez has immersed himself in the controversy surrounding his sister’s daring Met Gala dress, defending the Democratic MK’s statement outfit.
Ms. Ocasio Cortez wore a white off-the-shoulder dress with “Tax the Rich” on the back in red.
The dress was designed by Aurora James of Brother Vellis, who founded the 15% Pledge – which calls on retailers to devote 15% of their store space to black designers.
The dress, although one of many daring outfits seen at what is dubbed ‘fashion’s biggest night,’ drew a backlash from some on the right, who lambasted Ms Ocasio Cortez for criticizing wealth at the time. for his participation in the event of £ 35,000 per head.
Those criticisms missed the point, said Gabriel Ocasion Cortez.
“She left with no intention of rubbing her elbows, which is why all the other politicians are going,” he wrote on Instagram in response to those who attacked his sister.
“She wore a statement dress on the ultra-rich not paying their fair share right in front of their faces.
“Would you prefer that she try to wear the same dress outside McDonald’s in an attempt to solicit the same response?” Really curious, ”he added.
As Ocasio Cortez pointed out in a series of posts, his sister’s outfit “does the trick.”
The theme of the gala was “In America: A Fashion Lexicon”. He wrote: “Aurora James, Stylish Owner of Brother Vellies,” next to the chips: “American brand; based in Brooklyn; Black, owned by a woman; based on sustainability.
“An American brand at the America-themed Mat gala … that does the trick.”
He added: “‘You love to say shit about someone walking
“I think it’s very interesting how many ‘leftists’ say ‘how did she get to such an expensive place ?!’ as if she had paid for it herself or with public money.
“Meanwhile, you are all the same screaming ‘Republicans always stay together, we have to copy this energy.’
“Even if it’s not your cup of tea when it comes to political messages, sitting in your unwashed sheets with your d *** in hand and commenting on ‘healthcare plz’ sucks.
“You are all fucking nerdy.”
Among those who lashed out at the dress was Republican MP Marjorie Taylor Greene, who did not name her colleague but instead shared photos of Joy Villa, who wore dresses with Trump messages in previous two. Met galas.
“You were the first,” Ms Greene tweeted of Ms Villa, attaching pictures of her “Make America Great Again” and “Build the Wall” dresses. ” And magnificent ! The perfect embodiment of an American who first loves her country and America! she added.
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