Free World - September 14, 2021

There’s high fashion … and then there’s higher taxes fashion, as @AOC has show…

There’s high fashion … and then there’s higher taxes fashion, as @AOC has shown at this year’s Met Gala.

The New York congresswoman turned heads at the annual event, wearing a white gown by Brother Vellies containing a not-so-hidden message: tax the rich.

It was AOC’s first appearance at the ball and, as you might expect, has sparked a somewhat predictable yet fierce debate on social media.

While many have embraced AOC’s fashion statement, many of her critics have (once again) accused her of hypocrisy due to the costly and luxurious nature of the event, and partying with the elites she wants to tax.

But what do you think? Does wanting the rich to pay more in taxes mean you can’t party with them? Should AOC have protested outside instead? Or is it ok to endorse a wealth tax while also attending such a glitzy event? As Yale professor Jason Stanley tweeted: “AOC is, in fact, pushing legislation to tax the rich. Good for her for making it cool. That’s why she’s going to win.”

However, you may also be indifferent, and agree more with Melania Trump, who in 2018 famously wore a jacket emblazoned with the message: “I really don’t care, do u?”

Either way, the debate over whether democratic socialists can have nice things rages on.

via @guardian_us

Photos: Kevin Mazur/Getty, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty


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