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Politics AOC wears 'Tax The Rich' dress at $30K-per-ticket Met Gala

05:15  14 september  2021
05:15  14 september  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back at Critics, Defends Met Gala 'Tax The Rich' Dress

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back at Critics, Defends Met Gala 'Tax The Rich' Dress The Democratic New York Representative stood by her outfit choice worn to the exclusive event, telling her detractors "the medium is the message"The Democratic New York Representative stood by her outfit choice at the exclusive event, telling her detractors "the medium is the message" in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

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Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wore a dress adorned with the words “ tax the rich ” to the $ 30 ,000 per ticket Met Gala on Monday evening. It was the Socialist’s first time attending the ritzy event. NEW – Democrat Rep. AOC wears a “ Tax The Rich ” dress at #MetGala, where a ticket costs $ 30 ,000 to attend.pic.twitter.com/V9B7UGoGX5.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wore a  white dress with the slogan "tax the rich" at the lavish Met Gala in New York, where tickets go for at least $30,000 a piece.

The wardrobe choice drew a mixed response on social media, with some praising Ocasio-Cortez's message and others questioning whether it conflicted with the star-studded nature of the event.

a person in a wedding dress: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue © Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue

Tickets to the Met Gala cost at least $30,000, according to the Associated Press. It is unclear if Ocasio-Cortez purchased a ticket.

AOC's 'tax the rich' dress: Who qualifies as wealthy? And how much are they getting taxed?

  AOC's 'tax the rich' dress: Who qualifies as wealthy? And how much are they getting taxed? Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez told Vogue on the red carpet the dress was meant to be a conversation starter.Ocasio-Cortez attended one of fashion's biggest night wearing a Brother Vellies' white dress with "Tax the Rich" written in red on the backside.

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez assisted the Met Gala wearing a white gown with bright red letters spelling TAX THE RICH . Tickets for the Met gala cost up to ,000, while tables are 0,000. ' 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 of the year that is essentially a celebration of richness .' agreed another user. One user praised AOC 's dress , stating that 'Democrats are just better at everything,' while contrasting Melania Trump's 2018 controversy after she wore a jacket with 'I really don't care, do you?' amid the

Wearing an off the shoulder, cap-sleeved long white gown made by Brother Vellies designer Aurora James, it was the back of AOC 's dress that turned heads. Why? In big, bold red letters the words, “ TAX THE RICH ” were painted on the back of her dress . AOC wasn't the only one who took the New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) also made a statement with her outfit as she took to the Met Gala 2021 red carpet wearing a bold, colorful gown that included sashes that read “Equal Rights for Women” and a bright green clutch that read “ERA YES.” The green, purple and white gown is inspired

Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

AOC posed maskless as she arrived, but attendees had to be vaccinated and were expected to wear masks once inside.

A self-described Democratic socialist, Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most prominent progressive voices in support of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package. She has repeatedly called for increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans to pay for progressive policy initiatives, such as climate-friendly infrastructure and expanded access to free healthcare.

AOC and the person she was teamed with for the event, Aurora James, discussed "what it means to be working-class women of color at the Met," AOC said. "And we said, 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."

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  Pete Davidson Serves 'Sexy Nun' as He Makes His Met Gala Debut in a Dress The comedian and SNL star made his first Met Gala outfit one to remember, sporting a black tunic dress by Thom Browne to the 2021 event

Billie Eilish, a 2021 Met Gala co-chair, arrives on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum. Getty Images. It's the weird we've all been waiting for. The singer wore a sleek velvety outfit, accessorized with what can only be described as one of Shrek's kids. The green robot baby doll certainly shares his babysitter's hair. "In America, we do set some trends, especially in music," Ocean told host Keke Palmer during his red carpet interview, offering the tiniest of explanations for his accessory.

“ AOC is selling dollar sweatshirts that say ‘ tax the rich ’ that only rich ppl can afford. “Only the rich can afford this idiotic sweatshirt,” added Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro. Among the swag up for grabs is a Green New Deal organic baby onesie for , a “abolish ICE” cap and a Green New Deal dog collar for . The proceeds from the apparel don’t go to a charity, but Ocasio-Cortez’s political machine, with a disclaimer on the website warning “Purchases are campaign contributions.”

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Ocasio-Cortez’s appearance at the Met Gala followed an earlier spat with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a moderate Democrat who has opposed the sweeping $3.5 trillion plan favored by President Biden and progressive lawmakers.

The New York lawmaker ripped Manchin earlier this month for saying he would not support the plan, suggesting he "has weekly huddles w/ Exxon" and supported energy companies that were contributing to climate-related disasters. Earlier Monday, Manchin described the allegation as "totally false" and referred to the congresswoman as "young lady," prompting a fiery response from Ocasio-Cortez.

"Imagine if every time someone referred to someone as ‘young lady’ they were ask responded to by being addressed with their age and gender? They’d be pretty upset if one responded with ‘the old man,’ right? Why this kind of weird, patronizing behavior is so accepted is beyond me!" she tweeted.

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