We all expected the Grammys to be political, with everyone being against Trump. Producer Ken Ehrlich actually encouraged political commentary during the show (again, against Trump). And boy, they got political but not in the way people thought.
The red carpet is one of the last places one would expect to find a pro-Trump statement.
But that’s exactly what those attending the 59th Grammy Awards were treated to on Sunday night.
Singer Joy Villa arrived at the star-studded show wearing a white cover-up.
Her dress was basically the black-tie version of a “Make America Great Again” hat: a gown emblazoned with the president’s famous slogan.
— Zulekha Nathoo (@ZulekhaNathoo) February 12, 2017
In an interview with the designer of the dress (below), he said Villa – who describes herself as a “vegan” and a “feminist” on her Twitter page – is a Trump supporter.
?My whole artistic platform is about LOVE!??? I couldn’t be where I am today without the love and tenderness of those beautiful supporters and friends around me. Thank you ❤️ I hope you enjoy tonight’s @grammysawards2017 and remember to forget your problems and focus on your future! You are infinite and beautiful and no one can stop you but you. ?So go out and celebrate yourself as a winner no matter what, together with those you adore! #happygrammysday #blessings #beautiful #love #grammys2017? #happyvalentinesday #celebration #style #postivevibes #love
“My whole artistic platform is about LOVE! I couldn’t be where I am today without the love and tenderness of those beautiful supporters and friends around me. Thank you I hope you enjoy tonight’s @grammysawards2017 and remember to forget your problems and focus on your future! You are infinite and beautiful and no one can stop you but you. So go out and celebrate yourself as a winner no matter what, together with those you adore!”
Needless to say, there was a lot of hate. And it wasn’t just on her post. People took to Twitter and said some of the most vile things to this woman.
— Angelnme (@MyBrownSugah) February 12, 2017
Who is this D-lister? https://t.co/d70S4ZEUmx
— LiberalPhenom (@LiberalPhenom) February 12, 2017
@Joy_Villa you can't spell and you support a racist.. you're the poorly educated Trump loves! yay you!
— Voodoo Child (@Pixxistick) February 12, 2017
— Mariah ft YG out NOW (@fadedcrystal) February 12, 2017
@Joy_Villa R.I.P to your mentions and to your everything in general.
— ✨⚡️False Alarm⚡️✨ (@elysianeuphony) February 12, 2017
Honestly, we think she looks awesome and think the dress is AMAZING! We support the fashion choice.
Speaking of the dress, the question remains, who designed it? Since designers were lining up to boycott Melania, we can’t imagine there were many out there that would be willing to make this.
The Gateway Pundit was wondering those things as well so they set out to find the answers. The designer was a man named Andre Soriano, who came to the U.S. from the Philippines when he was 16. And his story is truly amazing.
Andre got his inspiration for the dress from the Women’s March in Washington D.C. when he heard what was his favorite singer, Madonna, talk about how she wanted to “blow up the White House.” Andre was furious by her statements and called Joy Villa and told her they were going to scrap their initial designs for the dress she was going to wear and were going to design a dress to “unite the country,” as Andre said.
Andre said “We only have one President and that is President Trump. It’s NOT Hillary.”
He went on to say in reference to making the Pro-Trump dress that “Just like Rosa Parks, we are going to stand up for our rights as Americans,” noting that “the dress was designed in love, it is all about love.”
Andre voted for President Trump because “I love America and I believe in America.” Even as an immigrant Andre made it very clear several times throughout our conversation that he is a huge supporter of building the wall.
Wow. That’s one political statement no one saw coming!