AOC speak out against unfair elite taxes while wearing luxury items that could feed a family for a month at a private event for the rich.
On Monday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York’s 14th Congressional District Representative, attended and made her debut at the 2021 Met Gala, where star-studded guests wore luxury gowns, shoes, and accessories. The annual event is widely recognized as the “fashion’s biggest night out.”
AOC was spotted wearing an Aurora James off-shoulder white dress with a bloody red “Tax the Rich” statement on the back, earning her a lot of criticisms from the public.
Aurora James was a fashion designer and creative director who founded Brother Vellies and 15 Percent Pledge.
She then shared a photo on Instagram with a caption: “The message is the medium.”
“The time is now for childcare, healthcare, and climate action for all. Tax the Rich,” she added.
While everyone seems to be focused on AOC’s lavish gown, nothing much is said about her shoes. According to vogue, it is “a pair of red shoes with long laces and bright flowers along the heel” — another luxurious brother Vellies’ product.
AOC’s shoes were estimated to cost $615, which is extremely expensive compared to lower-class citizens’ average monthly food budget, as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The said amount would have been enough to sustain an American family for at least a month. Evidently, AOC forgot about her people who cannot even afford basic necessities.
A survey carried out a week before August 31 found that 8.6% of Americans sometimes or often struggled to put enough food on the table.
Reactions to AOC's 2021 Met Gala Shoe Cost That Could Sustain A Family for a Month
Paid for with tax money salary. She could have given that to her severely impoverished grandmother she uses for clout.— 提督 Aegis (@AdmiralAegis) September 14, 2021
AOC is a rich celebrity pretending to be a politician who cares. She's a good actress but a terrible human being.— Jules🇺🇸 (@JulieMilligan7) September 14, 2021
Just think of all the good that money could do for her abuela in Puerto Rico!— Philospeak | Culture Loved & Mocked (@philospeak) September 14, 2021