Joy Villa wore a 'Build The Wall' dress to the Grammys
If we told you that Joy Villa had worn yet another controversial outfit to the Grammys, your first response would probably be: "Who?"
But, you know what, that's totally fair enough - seeing as the musician has seemingly never released a full album, and is renowned for causing a stir at the annual music awards show. In fact, if you look her up right now, I'm willing to bet the Wikipedia entry on her Grammys outfits is longer than her track list. (I'll save you the bother: I've just checked and it totally is.)
To keep up the tenuous amount of fame she has, then, Villa made sure that her most recent Grammys outfit was even stranger than the last... by coming dressed as the US border wall.
"I don’t care what anyone thinks. I 100% support the wall & our President
@realDonaldTrump," she wrote on Twitter. "Do you want more drugs brought in? (70% of heroin from Mexico) More illegal women getting sexually assaulted (1 in 3)? More children being trafficked? (Thousands a year) because I DO NOT!"
This follows her decision last year to come as a walking advertisement for the pro-life movement, having painted a white dress with a rainbow foetus in the womb, as well as her 2017 decision to wear a MAGA gown.
Needless to say, people who keep up with the Grammys are used to Villa's shenanigans by now - and not everyone is totally behind her.
"This dress is what happens when you're a talentless hack who has to find ridiculous ways to get attention. No one will remember your name in five years," said one person on social media.
"[These are] the extremes you have to go to since your music doesn’t sell," added another. "There are more videos about the controversy you cause than your actual music. Just be real with us. You’re desperate for clout, huh?"
Meanwhile, others pointed out the glaring problem with Villa using Pink Floyd-inspired text on her gown: "You realise the irony using Pink Floyd’s The Wall imagery when that whole album was about 'tearing down the wall' of right wing fascism?"
In a red carpet interview, Villa also discussed her Black and Latina heritage and said that she was not against all immigration, just the "illegal" kind.
"I believe in building the wall to protect our southern border. Not to keep people out, but protect the citizens of our country," she said. "I'm part Latina, I'm black and I believe in what the president is saying. This [the dress] to me is a representation of that in a very visual way and I always like making a statement."
Some folks were behind her, though, and supported her for speaking up about her beliefs.
"Keep triggering those group thinking snowflakes," said one fan.
"Way to go!! Would love a dress like that! Bravo!!" added another.
For the most part, however, people on social media felt that Villa's outfit was in poor taste, and that she only wears such outrageous gowns in order to stay relevant. Though it must be said - so far, her tactic is working.
Let's see if she's still well-known enough to get an invite to next year's Grammys, at which point who knows what she'll turn up as. The trans military ban? A denial of climate change? With Trump's administration, the possibilities are endless.