The 25-year-old singer wore a Donald Trump dress to Sunday night's awards show, and social media has not been quiet about the controversial move. Joy's main fashion piece was her red, white and blue mermaid-style gown, detailed with the famous President Trump mantra and goal, "Make America Great Again".
"Go big, or go home". She's so far only responded to the backlash with an Instagram post saying "Sometimes you just gotta be free to express yourself". We only live once, and we need to promote love.
Left: Villa at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015.
Some viewers on Twitter did not enjoy the statement.
The Trump supporters among Twitter users looked favorably upon Villa's decision to wear the political gown calling her "courageous", "brave", and a "true American".
Soriano, an immigrant from the Phillipines, explained he and Villa's creative process to host Steve Doocy.
At its best, art - especially music - can help people of all kinds, of all income levels, of all backgrounds, come together and forget identity politics. She probably wasn't making a political statement either way as much as she was seeking to stand out in a crowd of women who vied with each other to see how, well.unladylike they could dress. Or the woman on Villa's Instagram page who shared the dress with controversial "Internet supervillian" Milo Yiannopoulos, who led the ugly attacks on Leslie Jones a year ago.