Progressive “Squad” member Alexandria Ocasio Cortez brought politics from Washington to New York City, flaunting a dress at the Met Gala smeared with her most prized message: “Tax the Rich.”
The New York Congresswoman joined other team-left leaders like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the event Monday, which she claimed her attendance at was “her responsibility.”
The message on her dress was ironic, considering a single ticket for the event, which boasts the most elite celebrities, racks up to between $30 and $35 thousand.
“We need to have a conversation in this country about working families,” AOC said when asked to comment on her dress and its message, per Bloomberg.
She also shared a comment early Tuesday on Twitter.
“…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,” she tweeted. “I was one of several in attendance this evening.”
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.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 14, 2021
To no surprise, the dress received heaps of backlash on social media.
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? https://t.co/pE84Pjquh1
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 14, 2021
“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. pic.twitter.com/ZkSUnRkqGs
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) September 14, 2021
When the capitol tries to convince the districts that they’re one of them. https://t.co/MdsAuYXmiH
— Deus Flex – www.flexyoursuccess.com (@ReturnOfTheFleX) September 14, 2021
This is how dumb @AOC is.
She’s wearing a custom gown at a gala at the Met, which says “TAX the RICH!”
I repeat, she’s
– at a GALA,
– at the MET, in a
– CUSTOM ball gown.
Who’s the rich one? pic.twitter.com/ZqSoARrXq5
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) September 14, 2021
Who paid for @AOC‘s ticket?
“Tickets to the Met Gala cost at least $30,000, according to the Associated Press. It is unclear if Ocasio-Cortez purchased a ticket.” https://t.co/2wwnptloEk
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) September 14, 2021
Either @AOC paid $30,000 to attend the MET Gala
Or she received a $30,000 gift
If its the latter, I hope she pays her taxes on it which in her bracket would be around 32-35%
So she should owe $9,600
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) September 14, 2021