On February 12th, singer Joy Villa wore a “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Conservative news fawned over Villa’s actions, and a Breitbart article was demonstrative of that fact:
Villa confirmed to this reporter that she is a Trump supporter and that she voted for the president.
Asked why she decided to essentially troll the Grammys, Villa explained that she was “tired” of Hollywood’s treatment of Trump supporters.
“I was tired of the bullying,” she said in a phone interview. “I was tired of being pushed down so that I couldn’t say my beliefs. And being fearful of losing sales. Losing fans. Losing bookings. Losing contracts and sponsorship. You know, that’s my day to day. And a lot of my friends have the same thing. And we live in Hollywood, which is supposed to be the most open viewpoint city. But the truth is there was a lot of hate and a lot of negativity and I wanted to change the storyline to love and support and unity as an American.”
If she was truly “fearful of losing sales” by wearing the dress, it appears her fears were grossly misplaced, as her album sales vaulted to the top of Amazon’s paid albums list:
Joy Villa’s music sales skyrocketed after the singer wore a pro-Trump dress at Sunday night’s 59th annual Grammy Awards. When she arrived at the Grammys, Villa flung off a white frock to reveal a gown of patriotic red, white and blue that urged “Make America Great Again” and had “Trump” in sparkly letters on the back hem.
The 25-year-old’s EP “I Make the Static” jumped to the top of Amazon’s top digital paid albums and reached number seven on the iTunes top album chart after her red carpet appearance.
“I am 100 percent a Trump supporter. I believe in his message, I believe he will run this country like he runs his life, successfully,” Villa told Fox News. “I stand as a proud American and I stand for a unified America that is tolerant of each other no matter who we voted for. I stand behind our President because that’s the American thing to do. I believe in love, above all.”
The story quickly faded out of the news cycle, like nearly everything else (who actually watched the Grammy Awards, or even knew who Joy Villa was before she did this?). Most figured this dress spectacle would be the last they ever heard of her. But, a planned AMA Villa was going to have with Reddit’s r/The_Donald was abruptly cancelled, after some of the singer’s past activity on social media was revealed:
The billionaire Donald Trump sacrificed his own personal wealth and admiration as a star, in order to run for President of the United States, spreading redpills of the truths that politicians were afraid to admit. In the course of a few months, he went from a beloved icon, to a hero to many, and a demon to some. He didn’t have to do this. He could have lived the rest of his life in paradise.
That brings us to Donald Trump’s success. We’ve seen many people, and companies, brought down in their attempts to disparage President Trump. We have also seen many that have been rewarded in speaking out in favor of Trump.
One of these people is Joy Villa.
As you may know, Joy Villa was joining us for an AMA tonight. Recently, one of our moderators did some research on miss Villa. These tweets were uncovered:
The last is the most troubling. It seems that she believes that Trump supporters are stupid.
Now, a smart entertainer can witness the success of those that have pulled for Trump, and recognize that one could be risen from obscurity to fame by, say, wearing a MAGA dress in public. That seems to be the case here.
The_Donald is a place for supporters of President Trump, not a venue for false supporters to shill themselves with fake support to prop their own stature.
If you’d like to argue that she “changed”, this is her tweet on election day.
Once I saw this, I was stunned, but hardly surprised to learn that it was all just a publicity stunt by Villa. In fact, this article was originally titled “Remember Joy Villa’s “Trump Dress” At The Grammy Awards? Turns Out It Was All A Publicity Stunt”, and I was prepared to take her to task for being a phony, jumping on the “Trump Train” as a convenient way to make some extra bucks. Who would put it past someone in the entertainment industry to throw on a dress and put on an act just to sell some more records/tickets?
But as it turns out, Villa went ahead and did the AMA anyway, outside of the moderation of r/The_Donald. And when asked about her prior support for Sanders and disdain for Trump supporters, she didn’t ignore the question, she answered it:
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