Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slammed For Wearing ‘Tax The Rich’ Dress To £30k-Per-Head Met Gala

AOC Met Gala: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been slammed for attending the £30k-per-head Met Gala event in a 'Tax The Rich' dress.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, was slammed for attending the £30k-per-head Met Gala event in a ‘Tax The Rich’ dress.

The socialist attended the prestigious event on Monday night and made sure to make a political statement with her outfit.

However, many people took to social media and said the ‘irony’ of her dress was ‘unreal’.

Watch as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discusses her ‘Tax The Rich’ dress in the clip below…

One tweeted: “Doesn’t it cost 30k per ticket to be invited to this event? And now you’re saying ‘Tax The Rich’?”

Another added: “Nah… The irony is too much.”

“You wore this at an event with a lot of rich people?” a third questioned. “When does the message actually become the deed?”

Donald Trump Jr also had his say, dubbing the 31-year-old a ‘Karen’.

“What makes @AOC a bigger fraud,” he wrote. “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?”

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On Instagram, AOC opened up about her dress and its important ‘message’.

She penned: “The medium is the message.

“Proud to work with @aurorajames as a sustainably focused, Black woman immigrant designer who went from starting her dream @brothervellies at a flea market in Brooklyn to winning the @cfda against all odds – and then work together to kick open the doors at the Met.

“The time is now for childcare, healthcare, and climate action for all. Tax the Rich.”

The politician went on to justify her invite to the super-exclusive event by stating it was to ‘serve the public’.

She continued: “And yes, BEFORE anybody starts wilding out – NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city’s cultural institutions that serve the public. I was one of several in attendance. Dress is borrowed via @brothervellies.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.