Investigation on AOC’s Met Gala attendance resumed

Congresswoman, Alexandria Cortez (AOC) made fairly the impression on the Met Gala 2021. 

The U.S rep confirmed up on the 2021 Met Gala in a costume that was fairly laborious to ignore- a white robe with ‘Tax the Wealthy’ written in vibrant crimson on the again. The outfit was accessorized by crimson laced heels and a bag studying ‘tax the wealthy’ as effectively. Your complete outfit from footwear to robe was courtesy of Brother Vellies.

The transfer was confronted with blended reactions.

Whereas some noticed it as a daring transfer which crossed boundaries in the easiest way attainable, even happening to reward the selection of Brother Vellies(a model which endorses black owned companies and sustainable style)…

others weren’t so happy. 

The Met Gala is an occasion loaded with cash, the attendees are all folks with insane internet worths, and the ticket alone prices a whopping $35000 per head. Individuals believed that AOC sporting the controversial costume at an occasion the place she solely fraternized with the wealthy and paid $35000 was pure hypocrisy. 

They labeled the entire ordeal to be a futile try at making an attempt to justify her presence at an occasion that didn’t precisely align together with her political persona.  

Sadly for AOC, the controversies didn’t finish on the costume. 

Attending the Met Gala is an affair extraordinarily harsh on the pockets. 

The famously costly ticket value, the price of outfit, styling, resort, transport, safety, every thing sums as much as a ridiculously excessive quantity, and stories stated AOC didn’t precisely pay them off. 

The Workplace of Congressional Ethics (OCE) accused AOC of accepting presents that aren’t legally allowed. All of the required commodities for the occasion, from ticket to styling are stated to have been paid for on AOC’s behalf by different vendors- label Brother Velaise and writer Conde Nast amongst just a few. The price of all objects she is alleged to have accepted without spending a dime crosses $5000 which is past the Federal regulation set restrict for presents allowed for lawmakers. 

AOC is being investigated on this matter. The related events Conde Nast and Brother Velaise have been additionally reached out to by the officers.

The representatives for the congresswoman argued that the matter didn’t contain any accepting of presents since that goes towards AOC’ private ethical code as effectively. There have been simply delays in paying the distributors, which have been reimbursed and paid again utterly as of now. Even these delays are regretted and she or he guarantees to not ever repeat such a factor once more.

AOC’s case is much like the case of former congresswoman, Rep. Carolyn Malony, who did not get re-elected 2023. In 2016, she had the identical accusation imposed on her for having taken impermissible presents at 2016 Met Gala, following this she was by no means invited again to the famend gathering. Nonetheless her case by no means got here to a transparent conclusion and no correct penalties have been imposed upon her.

The general public fears that the identical awful method at investigation might be adopted with AOC as effectively and she or he’ll be allowed to simply get away with lack of hundreds of {dollars} owing to her political affect. We can not ignore that there’s nonetheless an opportunity, she could also be saying the reality, and the Met equipment have been all rightfully purchased objects, not presents.

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