(USA Features) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was mocked mercilessly online Monday evening after she showed up at a swanky event at the New York Met Gala where tickets reportedly cost $30,000 wearing a designer dress that said, “Tax The Rich.”
“Individual tickets are reportedly priced at $30,000 apiece, a far cry from when [Vogue editor-in-chief Anna] Wintour first took over the running of the event in 1995 when they were just $1,000,” Newsweek reported.
“Then there are the tables, typically bought by brands and fashion houses. These reportedly start at $275,000,” the outlet continued.
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“AOC,” as she is known, was criticized and ridiculed by many social media users, including her allies on the left.
Ej Dickson, a senior writer at Rolling Stone, tweeted: “Am I the only one who thinks this is really f***ing stupid[?] 1) The dress is ugly, 2) She’s at a $35k per person event and this isn’t nearly the own she thinks it is. 3) The dress is ugly. I mean I love her but come on this is so dumb. Peak girl boss s**t.”
“Lots of people commenting snidely on the lack of masks and social distancing in this opulent indoor event in the middle of a pandemic but — as was true of Obama’s indoor bash — COVID wasn’t invited to the #MetGala and these are the sophisticated people who aren’t in danger,” added progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald.
“I’m not even mad at the lack of self awareness or hypocrisy anymore. At this point it’s just hilarious. These people are a giant joke,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, wrote online.
Stephen Taylor, a political commentator, tweeted: “This is such a political miscalculation. It’s quite amazing to be watching it in realtime.”
Lisa Boothe, a contributor to Fox News, wrote: “Outside of AOC being tone deaf and a complete hypocrite, the dress is ugly.”
“If you spent your whole life trying, you couldn’t come up with a better illustration of woke progressivism as smokescreen for class that perpetuates inequality than the progressive avatar at the pinnacle of conspicuous consumption being feted with a cheeky slogan across her back,” noted Newsweek editor Batya Ungar-Sargon.
Stephen Miller, a political commentator and former adviser to President Donald Trump, tweeted: “You know who isn’t at the Met Gala? Joe Manchin.”
“Cost per Ticket: $30,000. Virtue signaling to your base while partying—without a mask—with the people you claim to hate: Priceless,” tweeted Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.