I would never have imagined that one commentary would cover a big-ticket New York elitist party and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – unless, of course, the latter was protesting outside the event.
That was not the case. In fact, America’s premier under-70 socialist class-war warrior was a guest at the $35,000-a-ticket Met Gala. She was there wearing a verrry expensive white designer gown that had the look of the wedding dress she has yet to wear for real.
The gown included a small train that could be held as AOC climbed stairs in the manner of a privileged princess. Did I saw “could hold?” Someone actually did.
Unfortunately, it appeared that while AOC was standing outside, some street urchin sprayed graffiti on the back of her dress in an attack on those obnoxiously wealthy folks inside the hall – a protest against the event itself.
But that was not the case. No. No. No.
The “Tax the Rich” message was part of the original design of the dress. Ocasio-Cortez has made herself a walking billboard for socialism at a premier capitalist event. The graffiti was so large, however, that it wrapped around AOC’s slender body – making it difficult to read. In one photo, I thought she wanted to “Ax Rick.” It also meant that every time she had her picture taken, she had to turn her back to the camera with her head over her shoulder in one of those sexy (sexist) objectifying butt-projecting Hollywood poses.
AOC was not the only lady with a message at the event. It was a bit of a “thing” among the Big Apple privileged elite. Fellow Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney had a dress with flowing banners demanding “Equal Rights for Woman.” (And yes, I know I used the common collegial word “fellow.” Get over it.) Fashion wise Maloney’s ensemble looked less like a gown and more like a bunch of protest banners had fallen on her. She carried a tambourine with the ancient 1970s “ERA YES” logo.
English super model Cara Delevingne had a more subtle message, “Peg the Patriarchy,” on her chest. That one may need some explaining if you are not familiar with English lexicography. Weeell … it means that a person – in this case, all men – should be shamed, humiliated, subjugated or harmed by being sexually penetrated. Ouch! I take back calling Delevingne’s a “subtle message.”
In seeing the coverage of the event, it seemed to me that the women guests were exercising one of two social options – political messages embroidered on their gowns or showing more skin than cloth. OAC took the more modest message approach – although she is attractive enough to have gone either way (speaking of the attire, of course – or not).
AOC got all the publicity she craved – and an aftershock that she may not have anticipated. She has been slapped (figuratively) with an ethics complaint. Seems that she did not pay for her $35,000 tax- deductible ticket but accepted it as a gift. Politicians often get invited to events as complimentary guests, but not when the value of the gift is so high. The House Ethics Committee will have to decide if AOC has transgressed.
In the meantime, I expect to see AOC’s dress being auctioned off to benefit some left-wing cause – and some very rich progressive will purchase it and write it off as a tax deduction.
And in response to Delevingne, I am tempted to affix a sign on my posterior, “Exit Only.”
So, there ‘tis.