Current Events > AOC addresses the criticisms over her Met Gala 'Tax the Rich' dress.

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au_gold
09/14/21 1:28:44 AM
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https://twitter.com/aoc/status/1437638740009160705?s=21

Literally the perfect woman.

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Duncanwii
09/14/21 1:29:21 AM
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She's nowhere near perfect.
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CleoDookieslide
09/14/21 1:31:37 AM
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Lol she is such a karen
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cuh
09/14/21 1:32:43 AM
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Literalmente la mujer perfecta

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Winrawr
09/14/21 1:33:32 AM
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i wish i could care about things as pointless as this. maybe i'd have more friends or something
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AOC
09/14/21 1:34:04 AM
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The perfect person

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Returning_CEmen
09/14/21 1:34:11 AM
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She look very cute

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Punished_Joseph
09/14/21 1:35:11 AM
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Winrawr posted...
i wish i could care about things as pointless as this. maybe i'd have more friends or something
U cared enough to post
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PatrickMahomes
09/14/21 1:37:07 AM
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She probably spent five figures on the dress

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Winrawr
09/14/21 1:37:52 AM
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Punished_Joseph posted...
U cared enough to post
it is a first step
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cuh
09/14/21 1:38:32 AM
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AOC posted...
The perfect person

Our queen




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UnfairRepresent
09/14/21 6:02:33 AM
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"why is she there!?" is such a lazy retort

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Forever_Black
09/14/21 6:05:20 AM
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So corny. Always trying to seek attention and then act surprised when people talk about her.

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RoseLuck2022462
09/14/21 6:31:16 AM
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She could always give most of her salary to charity rather than wait for the government.

But she won't

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rexcrk
09/14/21 6:32:25 AM
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Hot

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UnfairRepresent
09/14/21 6:41:00 AM
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RoseLuck2022462 posted...
She could always give most of her salary to charity rather than wait for the government.

But she won't
Her 175k salary won't do shit

Why do people keep conflating that with corrupt billionaires?

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rexcrk
09/14/21 6:43:57 AM
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UnfairRepresent posted...
Her 175k salary won't do shit

Why do people keep conflating that with corrupt billionaires?
Because woman bad

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scar the 1
09/14/21 6:47:03 AM
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This is just really cringe. Looks pretty much the same as Nancy Pelosi kneeling in a photo op

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V-E-G-Y-
09/14/21 7:04:37 AM
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RoseLuck2022462
09/14/21 7:07:20 AM
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UnfairRepresent posted...
Her 175k salary won't do shit

Why do people keep conflating that with corrupt billionaires?

Leave her with $30k, she can live modestly while the rest could do so much for others.

Combine this with the others like her and you'll have billions

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CyricZ
09/14/21 7:13:38 AM
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scar the 1 posted...
This is just really cringe. Looks pretty much the same as Nancy Pelosi kneeling in a photo op
"Cringe" is a matter of opinion, but this is definitely not insincere performative crap like Pelosi gets into. AOC has never strayed from her message.

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Fam_Fam
09/14/21 7:21:51 AM
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RoseLuck2022462 posted...
Leave her with $30k, she can live modestly while the rest could do so much for others.

Combine this with the others like her and you'll have billions

so you're a communist? got it
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LordMarshal
09/14/21 7:23:42 AM
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She didnt address her ugly af dress. At least it matched her face.

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scar the 1
09/14/21 7:23:45 AM
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CyricZ posted...
"Cringe" is a matter of opinion, but this is definitely not insincere performative crap like Pelosi gets into. AOC has never strayed from her message.
I dunno, from where I'm sitting it looks a lot like she's gone from criticizing the establishment to defending it.

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Clutch
09/14/21 7:24:16 AM
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CyricZ posted...
"Cringe" is a matter of opinion, but this is definitely not insincere performative crap like Pelosi gets into. AOC has never strayed from her message.

This post is really cringe.

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CyricZ
09/14/21 7:24:51 AM
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scar the 1 posted...
defending it
How so?

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SomeLikeItHoth
09/14/21 7:25:50 AM
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Sick of this woman. Shes manipulating you all and you dont even realize it.

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Clutch
09/14/21 7:25:51 AM
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scar the 1 posted...
I dunno, from where I'm sitting it looks a lot like she's gone from criticizing the establishment to defending it.

Thats what happens when you become part of the establishment.

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Nestor_Cortes
09/14/21 7:27:26 AM
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Those comments are hilarious
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Clutch
09/14/21 7:27:35 AM
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SomeLikeItHoth posted...
Sick of this woman. Shes manipulating you all and you dont even realize it.

Its really quite embarrassing.

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Nestor_Cortes
09/14/21 7:28:34 AM
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RoseLuck2022462 posted...
She could always give most of her salary to charity rather than wait for the government.

But she won't


Why don't you?

Oh wait 462, you can't being a NEET in your parents basement.
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RoseLuck2022462
09/14/21 7:29:04 AM
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SomeLikeItHoth posted...
Sick of this woman. Shes manipulating you all and you dont even realize it.

A few of us are aware but most men in my generation are too desperate...

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ThePusher
09/14/21 7:45:31 AM
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she triggers rightoids so much lmao slay queen
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jumi
09/14/21 7:49:01 AM
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Don't be fooled by the dress that she got.
She's still Alex from the Bronx.

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scar the 1
09/14/21 7:49:40 AM
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CyricZ posted...
How so?
In this interview, for example, she's full on defending Biden with progressive buzzwords:
https://democraticleft.dsausa.org/issues/spring-2021/talking-socialism-catching-up-with-aoc/
Saying that the critique of Biden that nothing will change is a "privileged critique" and asking stuff like "what is the message that you are sending to your Black and brown and undocumented members of your community, to your friends, when you say nothing has changed?", when in fact Biden is still deporting people, he reopened "child detention centers" popularly referred to as cages when Trump was in power, and he's siding with law enforcement over BLM protesters, calling for increased police budgets. Heck, AOC herself went to a detention center and cried on camera, and now she's saying that critique of Biden is "privileged". Do we need to move on and examine what he's doing to address the fossil fuel industry? Workers' rights in, say, Amazon, or various gig companies? He's out there saying that America "needs Republicans", because he wants to maintain the status quo, but if you criticize him for it, "democratic socialist" AOC thinks you're being privileged. What privilege?

And let's not forget, Biden was the one who promised rich donors that nothing would change. It's his own words.

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CyricZ
09/14/21 8:04:00 AM
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Right. To speak a message that it's impossible to work with him is cynical, defeatist, and yes, privileged when she knows right know he's the best she's going to get. Furthermore, she's the one in the best position to work with the administration to utilize it to further her goals, so to be leading the charge against Biden is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It's letting "perfect" be the enemy of "good".

You picked and pulled from that paragraph but the point was she's still seeking to get done what she wants to get done and doesn't want to spend time on bad faith critique.

And she's been critical of the Biden administration from moment one to now:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/31/economy/jerome-powell-fed-aoc/index.html

Sure, she could be doing stuff right now to combat deportation and detainment, but equating her ideals that haven't shaken to the acts of someone like Pelosi is bad-faith critique.

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scar the 1
09/14/21 8:23:43 AM
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CyricZ posted...
but equating her ideals that haven't shaken to the acts of someone like Pelosi is bad-faith critique.
I'm not equating her ideals to the acts of someone like Pelosi. I'm saying that this Met Gala dress stunt makes her look like Pelosi kneeling in a photo op. Because she's happily rubbing elbows with, and legitimizing, the elite. She defends her actions by blaming it on some sort of official responsibility, but no one forced her to accept the invitation. Even more, no one forced her to wear a designer dress. If she really has to be there in an official capacity, nothing is stopping her from not playing along with the elite and actually just.. go there in an official capacity.

Her dress slogan stunt is like Pelosi's kneeling stunt because it's a hollow performance to liberals who are already on her side. She's not convincing anyone, and she's not pressuring anyone. The elite are happy to have her there!

I'll be happy to praise AOC when she does good things, but she's not exempt from criticism. This whole thing looks bad, and I can very well understand why people are annoyed by it.

Yeah I picked and pulled from that paragraph, because what she's dismissing legitimate critique of Biden as bad-faith, when again, he himself is the one who promised donors nothing would fundamentally change. And he's shown that by sticking with law enforcement, by reopening child detention centers, etc. It's great that AOC calls for the removal of some Fed director, but what happened to the causes of, say, abolishing ICE? Defunding the police? You know, big systemic changes that would disrupt the harmful status quo.

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--Zero-
09/14/21 8:28:17 AM
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The true future first female President.

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RiKuToTheMiGhtY
09/14/21 8:31:29 AM
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Shouldnt she be on OFs like all the other attention whores by now.

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CyricZ
09/14/21 8:33:14 AM
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scar the 1 posted...
I'm saying that this Met Gala dress stunt makes her look like Pelosi kneeling in a photo op. Because she's happily rubbing elbows with, and legitimizing, the elite
She's taking advantage of an opportunity to get a message across.

Seriously, what's separating your perspective on this from someone like 462 who's demanding she relinquish her entire salary?

it's a hollow performance to liberals who are already on her side.
You think the liberal elite is on her side? You think any appreciable number of the rich, regardless of who they vote for, are on her side? I absolutely disagree with that.

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metallica846
09/14/21 8:40:05 AM
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scar the 1 posted...
This is just really cringe. Looks pretty much the same as Nancy Pelosi kneeling in a photo op

Are you saying this was cringe!?



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scar the 1
09/14/21 8:48:24 AM
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CyricZ posted...
You think the liberal elite is on her side? You think any appreciable number of the rich, regardless of who they vote for, are on her side? I absolutely disagree with that.
I think the liberal elite use her as a woke alibi in an attempt to pacify opposition from the left.

CyricZ posted...
She's taking advantage of an opportunity to get a message across.

Seriously, what's separating your perspective on this from someone like 462 who's demanding she relinquish her entire salary?
Uh. I'm not demanding she relinquish her salary. I'm saying that this is a tacky stunt that rings incredibly hollow when she's fraternizing with the elite in a designer dress. It's like when Natalie Portman or whoever it was claims to spread environmental awareness by wearing the same designer gala dress to two separate occasions. It's empty posturing to an audience who's already on her side.

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CyricZ
09/14/21 8:54:57 AM
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scar the 1 posted...
I think the liberal elite use her as a woke alibi in an attempt to pacify opposition from the left.
And there you go. These are not people who are "on her side". They are people who tolerate her existence for their own ends.

There is opposition to be found at an event like this, and there are ambivalents to be found as well. And she's speaking to them in their language of showy displays.

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scar the 1
09/14/21 9:03:33 AM
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CyricZ posted...
And there you go. These are not people who are "on her side". They are people who tolerate her existence for their own ends.

There is opposition to be found at an event like this, and there are ambivalents to be found as well. And she's speaking to them in their language of showy displays.
What I'm saying is essentially "the elite want her there to do exactly that", and you're like, "see! there's a purpose with her performance!". Yeah there is, and it's not one that furthers her supposed ideals.

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CyricZ
09/14/21 9:32:13 AM
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scar the 1 posted...
What I'm saying is essentially "the elite want her there to do exactly that"
Okay but this gets into realms of "I did this", "I knew you'd do that", "I knew you knew I'd do that", "I knew you knew that I knew that you'd do that", etc.

Ultimately this remains on brand for her style, sticks to her ideals, and speaks to those in money at a major show-off event for them. Claiming that it's playing right into the hands of the elites is making a lot of assumptions about the depth of this.

it's not one that furthers her supposed ideals
Is your claim now that those are not her ideals?

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IShall_Run_Amok
09/14/21 9:35:36 AM
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Taxing the rich isn't a harsh enough punishment.

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Giant_Aspirin
09/14/21 10:00:30 AM
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UnfairRepresent posted...
Her 175k salary won't do shit

Why do people keep conflating that with corrupt billionaires?

because those people aren't making those arguments / comments in good faith.

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Will_VIIII
09/14/21 10:04:36 AM
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Clutch posted...
Its really quite embarrassing.
You two don't know what the word manipulation means

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scar the 1
09/14/21 10:05:59 AM
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CyricZ posted...
Okay but this gets into realms of "I did this", "I knew you'd do that", "I knew you knew I'd do that", "I knew you knew that I knew that you'd do that", etc.

Ultimately this remains on brand for her style, sticks to her ideals, and speaks to those in money at a major show-off event for them. Claiming that it's playing right into the hands of the elites is making a lot of assumptions about the depth of this.
No... it doesn't get into those realms at all. The establishment is happy to let her perform, because they know she's not a threat. With her reigned in in the party, they get plausible deniability, she gets nothing except for a personal career.
It's like having Ricky Gervais "call out" the Hollywood people at the Golden Globe awards. He was so popular that they brought him back year after year, and weren't ever afraid of his jokes. Because that's all it was - performing as an adversary while making the industry seem woke by inviting someone who could "speak truth to power". It wasn't until the metoo movement broke that things started changing, and the likes of Weinstein spent millions on smear campaigns and PR rather than invite dissidents to his parties.
If AOC thinks she's doing good promoting her cause with this dress stunt then she's either stupid, or the cause is not actually dismantling the established elite.

She (as a socialist) is diametrically opposed to this elite. Playing their game of gala dress activism does not signal that she's opposed to them, it signals that she will take part in their status quo by proposing toothless, slightly progressive politics that will get ignored while the status quo remains unperturbed. If you think she's some kind of genius for sporting a Warrenite slogan on the back of her designer dress while she rubs elbows with her supposed enemies, then that's fine. You just won't convince me of it.

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ZevLoveDOOM
09/14/21 10:07:10 AM
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feels weird tho since she's at an event exclusively attended by rich motherfuckers while displaying that message. not trying to criticize her or anything tho. lol
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