You might say it’s just “too easy” to pick on socialism sweetheart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s rich display of hypocrisy at the Met gala in New York City.
But, when you’re a controversial public figure who promotes anti-American ideals, like wealth redistribution, criticism comes with the territory.
Wearing a dress that has “Tax The Rich,” plastered across its back, AOC made waves at the celebrity-studded Met gala which reportedly charges a pretty penny premium of $30,000 per ticket and an additional $275,000 for a seat at a dinner table.
“The medium is the message,” she tweeted, crediting the crafty way of presenting her message.
Not missing a chance to praise the identity politics attributed to the designer of the socialism-promoting dress, AOC pointed out it was made by a “sustainably focused, Black woman immigrant.”
Critics were quick to slam her stunt, including Donald Trump Jr., who implied she is a “fraud.”
“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?”
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
Despite her claims that she supports taxing the rich as a way to redistribute wealth to the working class, her own proposed rules on the wealthy don’t apply to her.
According to Horwax, AOC’s net worth is nearing $1 million, sitting at around $700,000, which is more than triple what it was in 2019. And with a congressional salary of about $170,000, her three-year net worth gain is simply impossible to reach without generous donors or interest groups supporting what she stands for.
If you ask me, AOC is one of the biggest capitalists out there. As she continues to sell socialism to Americans, she simultaneously continues to line her pockets.
While there’s something to be said for choosing not to criticize an easy target, it’s worth pointing out that when given the chance, AOC will spend her personal time acting like the wealthy elitists she claims to oppose in her political life.
At the very least, she isn’t as anti-capitalism as she claims to be when invited to hang out with millionaires and billionaires who made their money off – guess what? Capitalism.