On Monday, people online poked fun at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) after showing up to the posh New York Met Gala in a designer dress that has “Tax The Rich” written on it.
According to Newsweek, ticket prices for the event costs $30,000 per head, which is way pricier than just $1,000 in 1995 when Vouge editor-in-chief Anna Wintour first took the helm of running the event.
AOC Mocked Online After Met Gala Appearance
The tables at the event, which are usually paid for by brands and fashion houses, costs over $275,000.
Because of this, many have criticized AOC, including some of her Democratic allies.
Rolling Stone Senior Writer EJ Dickinson described the dress as “ugly” and noted that Ocasio-Cortez seemingly forgot at what type of event she attended.
Meanwhile, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) pointed out how Ocasio-Cortez lacked self-awareness, saying her stint at the Met Gala was a giant joke.
On the other hand, Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted: “Cost per Ticket: $30,000. Virtue signaling to your base while partying—without a mask—with the people you claim to hate: Priceless.”