The Grammys are often synonymous with making a statement about the political situation in the world.
But singer Joy Villa’s statement managed to cause quite a bit of a storm at this year's Grammy Awards. The singer arrived at the event's red carpet Sunday in... wait for it... a border wall-inspired outfit! The look included a silver dress, barbed wire shoulder details and a spikey metal headpiece. Villa also wore a red purse with the words 'Make America Great Again’ across the front.
And she had the nerve to wear Barbed wire around her neck to symbolize immigrants staying out. I can hold conversations with Trump fans but this is OVERBOARD & I won’t stand for it. @Joy_Villa #DontBeLikeJoy pic.twitter.com/aX3UkcovIl— Ja'Mal Green (@JaymalGreen) February 11, 2019
"This is what I believe in. I believe in the President, I just released an album called ‘Home Sweet Home’ and it’s all about my love for America, barbed wire, I’m having fun with it." - Villa told Variety
Created by Desi Designs Couture, it’s worth noting that the designer’s Instagram announcement included a disclaimer along with Villa’s picture: I appreciate the opportunity to make what I love to do and help a client achieve their vision. We are all different and we belong.
Next on the carpet, Rebel, the glam-rock artist, arrived in a blue jacket emblazoned with the words “Keep America Great” and “Trump 2020” over a white blouse, pants, and high-heeled knee-high boots.
According to Variety, Rebel has been an active supporter of President Donald Trump and faced considerable backlash over it, especially considering the fact that Rebel, who is bisexual, has been an advocate for LGBT rights.
He’s posted photographs of himself outside of Trump Tower, often retweets the President, and even defended his support of the POTUS in a 2017 interview with Independent Review Journal. In it, he said he’s pro-Trump because he supports his refugee ban, and said it doesn’t mean he’s against the LGBT community.
Shocked, says Twitter
I don’t understand how the Grammys allowed that to happened! With everything going on in the world how dare they allow #JoyVilla to make a statement like that! A place where people come together to be united in one sound! Super disappointed!! #ERedCarpet #Grammy2019 #Grammys— vivi?? (@vivianaguzman27) February 11, 2019
We use our voices and those in the public eye use their platform to condemn Trump, so I have no issue with his supporters using their platform to show support. I will say though that #RickyRebel and #JoyVilla aren't liked by Trump. They're supporting the wrong "Republican". ?— Allison Noel (@abowling14) February 11, 2019
Well, do you think the storm over Joy Villa’s dress is justified, or that it is just another Twitter overreaction?
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