Prior to the airing of the Grammy Awards, producer Ken Ehrlich encouraged the artists to “get political.” What he really meant was that those receiving awards and performing had his all-out blessing to go full-on anti-Trump. The Grammys was like Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech at the Oscars on steroids. However, there was one person who had a political message that Ehrlich, and really no one, expected given the fact that these rich, petulant, Hollywood stars tend to be unabashed, progressive socialists, many verging on or outright Marxists.
Twenty-five-year-old Joy Villa is bi-racial. She is part Black, Italian, and Choctaw Indian. Villa also describes herself as a vegan feminist on social media. All of that together makes her bold statement at the Grammys, the wearing of a Trump-inspired “Make America Great Again” dress even more bold, incredible, and no doubt maddening for those in her industry who suffer from a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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Beyond the fact that a biracial, feminist singer put her support for President Trump on full display at the Trump-hating Grammys, the designer of the dress is sure to infuriate the intolerant, bigoted left even more.
The dress, which led to both praise from those on the right and death threats from those on the left for Villa, was designed by Andre Soriano, a homosexual legal immigrant from the Philippines. Soriano spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his support for President Trump as well as the message both he and Joy Villa had in mind with the stunning dress.
“It’s more so about love. We all live on this planet. I’ve never been in the political area. However, it’s just so crazy that people are getting beat up because they voted for Trump, or this and that, someone wants to bomb the White House….I am an American, I moved here from the Philippines and I highly believed in the trueness of what this country can bring. It’s about bringing people together, that’s the message.”
While he didn’t get into great detail about all of his political beliefs, he did make it clear that he believes his life story is the epitome of the American dream. He also shared that he believes there have been too many people in power who don’t understand what America stands for.
“There are a lot of people that are in power that really misconstrued what this country stands for,” he said. “I love this country. I’m from the Philippine islands, I am a proud American. I really love this country. I am a minority, Joy is black. America is about immigrants.”
“I always channel Joy’s music as a designer — we’re both artists and I love her so dearly,” said Soriano. “She is one of the people on this planet that really promotes love. We need to move this country forward, and we believe it’s time to promote love. We only live once, and we need to promote love. We have one president now who is going to do the best thing for planet America.”
Soriano shared that he was inspired to design the dress after watching the Women’s March and witnessing people preaching love while cheering Madonna’s fantasy about blowing up the White House. He added that Joy’s music is truly about love and they both wanted to make a statement and take a stand for their beliefs and the Constitution.
“I heard that somebody wanted to bomb the White House. And then I saw the Women’s March… Joy Villa is all about love with her music. I’m like Joy, We have to make a statement on what is right for our country, of what we believe in, for the Constitution.”
Joy posted her own powerful message on social media.
Go big, or go home. You can either stand for what you believe or fall for what you don’t. Above all make a choice for tolerance and love. Agree to disagree. See the person over the politics, carry yourself with dignity, always. Life is made to be lived, so go boldly and give no effs! 😊❤️😘😱💋🏆⭐️💥✨ #love #peace #joyvillagrammys #joyvilla #maga #grammys2017 #style #supportamerica #
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) February 13, 2017
Check out the interview with Andre Soriano on FOX and Friends as he discusses his bold statement in the Trump-supporting gown.
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