Ostensibly the Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.
In reality the Met Gala is a celebration of ostentatious wealth, trendy decadence, haute couture and shameless celebrity.
No socialist worth his or her salt would attend such a sickening display of entitlement, which makes me wonder why self-proclaimed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended the celebrity ball.
The Gala is perhaps the most prominent and exclusive social event in the world. The Gala is by invitation only, and rest assured only the top one percent of politicians, celebrities and trendies are invited, where the cost of admission is a cool $30,000.
AOC claims it was her responsibility to attend the Gala, but wearing a couture “Tax the Rich” dress to the elite bash, doesn’t mean she can have her cake and eat it too.
“And before haters get wild flying off the handle, New York elected officials are routinely invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public,” she tweeted in her defense.
Maybe so, but it was her damn responsibility as a democratic socialist not only to turn down the invitation, but condemn the “let them eat cake” mindset of the annual party.
AOL should have shunned the Gala; her place was with the BLM protesters decrying the event outside.
AOL is letting notoriety go to her head, maybe it’s time to vote her out of office and elect a representative with the good sense not to attend capitalist celebrations of wealth.