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The real AOC Met Gala scandal isn’t her ‘tax the rich’ dress

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15.09.2021

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no stranger to controversy. The New York Democrat and self-described socialist went viral this week when she attended the bougie New York City Met Gala — tickets cost upward of $30,000 — in a dress emblazoned with “tax the rich.”

Critics have already, quite rightly, pointed out the grotesque hypocrisy in Ocasio-Cortez’s stunt: partying with the rich and famous while pretending to oppose them, the audacity of cosplaying as a socialist champion while enjoying the most ostentatious and extravagant celebrations of capitalism’s excesses.

But, while this hypocrisy has garnered most of the attention so far, it shouldn’t actually be considered the biggest scandal of the evening. The real Met Gala scandal is the way the elite trotted around maskless while forcing the serving class to cover their faces with masks, an ugly reminder of the harsh inequality of COVID-era restrictions.

From Ocasio-Cortez herself to Vice President Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter to celebrities, many elite figures were photographed maskless while attended by masked workers. (Both the congresswoman and Harris continue to........

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