The boldest political statement of Sunday’s Grammy Awards didn’t come from the left—it came from a little-known, Trump-backing, multi-racial singer-songwriter.
Joy Villa arrived at the Grammys wearing a big white cape—which she took off on the red carpet, to dramatically reveal what she had on underneath: a blue evening gown designed to resemble a Trump-Pence 2016 campaign sign.
Singer Joy Villa is facing backlash for wearing a Trump dress to the #Grammys, but her music sales have skyrocketed. https://t.co/tS7A9B84a2 pic.twitter.com/js7WyWqrMr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 13, 2017
The gown had Trump’s famous “Make America Great Again” slogan written in sequined letters down her torso, with “T-R-U-M-P” added in huge letters around the hem.
Liberals quickly exploded in rage at Villa’s political statement—with Villa receiving a number of death threats over social media for her beliefs.
But Villa’s laughing all the way to the bank. The hitherto unknown singer’s album sales skyrocketed almost immediately. Her latest album, “I Make the Static,” was Amazon’s best-selling album list of the weekend—and it was #16 on the iTunes best-selling chart Monday morning.
Villa also amassed nearly 60,000 new Twitter followers in the twelve hours after her dramatic dress was revealed.
“Go big, or go home,” Villa tweeted, after the Grammys. “You either stand up for what you believe or fall for what you don’t.”
Villa is part-African-American, part-Native American, and part-Italian. And her dress, in another middle-finger to the liberal left’s identity politics, was designed by a gay Asian immigrant, Andre Soriano.
Soriano, who is now a U.S. citizen, commented on his controversial Trump dress: “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.”
He added: “It’s about bringing people together. That’s the message.”