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Who is Joy Villa and why did she wear a dress that paid homage to President Donald Trump at the 2017 Grammy’s?

The 25-year-old artist, who describes herself as a singer, vegan and bodybuilder on Instagram used her red carpet appearance on Sunday to make a political statement.

Villa shocked the crowd when she peeled off her white coat to reveal a dress with “Make America Great Again,” and “Trump” bedazzled on the front and back.

Many saw Villa’s action as a direct message to her liberal counterparts who voiced strong opinions at previous award shows to denounce Trump and his divisive policies.

The exposure gave Villa’s record sales a boost as her EP “I Make The Static”  is now one of the top trending albums on iTunes.

Adriano Soriano, the fashion designer behind the dress who is also a naturalized citizen from the Philippines, told The Hollywood Reporter that the dress spreads a message of unity.

“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,” Soriano said.

Half of Twitter erupted into full on read mode after Villa’s photo went viral.

https://twitter.com/radiantcaminah/status/831061377200570368

But of course there were supporters who stanned for Villa’s right to “free speech.”

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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