Joy Villa wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ dress at the Grammys: ugh?

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

It felt like a lot of artists really dialed down their famewhore urges at this year’s Grammys, right? Maybe it was because I was high on Tylenol Cold pills (true story) but the energy around the Grammys red carpet was very… muted. Some of the artists were high or drunk, for sure (cough, Mike Posner), but everything felt so anticipatory, but in a dull way. One of the few big “famewhore moments” came early on the red carpet, with this woman. Her name is Joy Villa and she’s a songwriter. She had a Andre Soriano gown customized with Agent Orange’s slogan, Make America Great Again. She arrived on the carpet with, like, a KKK cloak which she whipped off to reveal her MAGA dress. Why is this a thing? Well, she got attention. And now all of the Deplorables love her.

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Tinashe wore Alexander Wang and she did commentary for E!’s red carpet, for some reason. This is an okay dress, but I feel like it’s not really Alexander Wang? It looks like a knockoff.

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards arrivals

When Skylar Grey first arrived on the carpet, I was like, “Is that Halsey?” They have similar vibes, although Halsey would never wear this. Grey’s dress was Mario Dice and it looks very sister-wife to me.

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards arrivals

Photos courtesy of Getty, WENN.

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  1. Locke Lamora says:

    Was this meant to be sarcastic or something?

    Skylar’s dress is nice, but it wuould look better with stronger styling.

    Tinashe’s dress is something Paris Hilton would have worn in 2004.

    • Taiss says:

      Nah, she really meant it. She’s an attention seeker who tries to dress “scandalous” on awards shows (that’s the only way she gets posted on blogs).

      • Coco says:

        Someone I know used to be good friends with this women and she was/is a HUGE attention seeker. Also, her family is really in to Scientology and Trump supporters so she wasn’t shocked by her dress choice.

      • MyHiddles says:

        I don’t even know who this trash is.

    • Rico Shew says:

      Attention seekers in the entertainment industry? Who’d have thunk it?

      This is trolling 101. Adopt an unpopular position and defend it.

  2. Jess says:

    She clearly wanted to be noticed and discussed.

    • Radley says:

      Yeah, that’s one way to get noticed. But reading the comments, it seems she’s not big on taste or dignity which makes the Trump tribute pretty fitting. Dismissed!

  3. Clare says:

    She did this for attention, and we are ALL playing into it. I have seen so much coverage of this woman (and before today I had never heard of her). We’re giving her what she wants. We suck.

  4. Shambles says:

    I really hope she was trolling, but either way this chick is canceled before she even started. It’s ‘s too g!ddamn soon for this. Every day is a new stab to the gut from this administration, so screw this woman for wearing this dress in what is clearly an attention grab. That monstrosity should come with a trigger warning.

    And yes, I am giving her exactly what she wants by saying this.
    *sips from bejeweled flask*

    • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

      @shambles heh! Please pass the bejeweled flask over here

    • MC2 says:

      I hear you and please give me a sip….then I’ll take a chug. It’s been too much & I feel very beaten so anyone gloating goes into my black book of revenge for later.
      “Never argue with one” and “always come from love” and “go high when they go low” and “ignore”….I am trying but man, this is hard! I have broken a few of those rules a few times this week. *take a chug*

    • chantae says:

      Time to eat your words, fragile snowflakes! She just hit #1 on iTunes!

      I guess all that Negative Karma has come back around to hit you in your sorry-ass, insignificant little insect faces!

  5. Melanie says:

    I don’t know this Joy person, but a quick Google search shows the thirst is strong. Her two previous Grammy outfits, well she’s practically nude in both of them. Strategic pieces of plastic and something that looks straight out of Alien. Some people will do anything for attention, and she’s obviously desperate. Her IG is a friggin mess. Deplorables buying her songs and loving her, but death threats galore. She will get her 15 minutes and then be forgotten. Doubt it was worth it.

  6. BengalCat2000 says:

    When she turns around all you see is the word ‘Rum’ and that made me feel better.

  7. Crox says:

    I guess we all know who her idol is.

    I am also bothered that we can see her underwear (the strap from a thong or something) at the hip. Why is that part transparent, why isn’t it just white? If you’re going to show underwear, do it with style. Here it looks like an accident.

    • mia girl says:

      That that part of the dress is transparent so that we can all see the “Made in China” label.

    • Original T.C. says:

      If she started out with a KKK hood I’m assuming she’s f-ing with Trump and the Deplorables? But I don’t know her.

      • KB says:

        It wasn’t hooded. She just looked like she was wearing a loose white dress, then she pulled that off to reveal her actual dress.

  8. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    I just wrote a long comment about her moronic dress & somehow deleted it. If I’d been there, I would have jumped up and down on the (Trump) train of her dress & dug my heels in.

    A Latina woman (deplorable) actually tweeted this trump dress wearing person and said thank you for your message of love and unity. What????….

    I can’t wait. Trump will probably save this news & talk about it every day. “They love me. The Grammy song writer people; the Grammy fans – they love me.” Vomitous

    Since I’m on a roll, I’ll say one more negative thing. Everyone in this post looks like 💩. They look like sweaty, humid messes. The dresses are all too tight. They look like their makeup slid right off their faces. It’s been humid here. Maybe that’s what happened.

    Oh and Trump dress lady – her dress is so thin, you can see her underwear. SAD!

    • mimi says:

      hahaha I love you *cheers*

    • MC2 says:

      Despite the message it was a sh7tty dress. In the straps, one goes under & the other over. The cut was off. It accentuates her curves in all the wrong places but makes her chest look flat & it’s too high. She is pretty but the dress, if you ignore the message and just look, is a hacked together piece of crap that looks shiny but will fall apart tomorrow.

  9. Ellebee says:

    Whoever she is…SHE’S CANCELLED!

  10. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    “Maybe if I open my mouth extra wide, they’ll get a shot of my beautiful Swarovski tongue piercing!”

    • pinetree13 says:

      LOL!!!!!!!!!!! So true!

      I googled this chick and in every picture where she is smiling she just looks INSANE. Like crazy. Chick is crazy. And that outfit made of orange plastic fencing? Giiirrrllll what did that feel like to sit down on with your bare-bum???

    • detritus says:

      I couldn’t get over the fact she didn’t change her tongue stud.

      Neon green does not work with this.

  11. LookyLoo says:

    We (this and all other outlets) should have paid her dust. Obvious attention grab.

  12. Margo S. says:

    Do people even care about the grammys anymore? I didn’t even know they were on.

  13. Donna says:

    Haven’t watched the Grammys in years. Caught the Prince tribute with The Time and Bruno Mars on YouTube. It was the only thing worth seeing.

  14. Ken says:

    Loved the dress! She is a very brave individual…unlike the Hollywood go-along elites. Amazing how the Hollywood elites are so intolerant of opposing opinions….LOL! Who’s “acting” like fascists here!?

    • Brown says:

      Trump. Trump and his administration are acting like fascists.

      He IS a hollywood elite you moron.

    • Kitten says:

      Who isn’t “tolerating” her? She was invited to the Grammys and wore a hideous dress. It’s not the political statement you want it to be, just a pathetically transparent attention grab.

    • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

      She can wear whatever she wants – and we can say “ugh, that’s ridiculous” and move on. A fascist would take away her right to wear the dress.

    • NastyWoman says:

      *sigh* You voted for a reality show host. Probably the lowest form of “celebrity elite.” Hypocrite much?

    • Shambles says:

      You may be excused, back to your corner of Nazi Twitter

    • Tanguerita says:

      trolls gonna troll.

    • lightpurple says:

      Do tell us what about the dress, exactly, you liked? Because here is my review of the dress itself. The bodice and front is basically a kitchen apron, a loose, badly fitted one at that. From the waist to her knees is ill-fitting as well but in the opposite direction – it is way too tight , makes it look like she has a pot belly, and you can see the outline of all her lady bits. The lower tiered mermaid tale is badly sewn on, you can see all the stitching. And the whole thing is badly wrinkled. Now, what did you like about the dress again?

    • Darkladi says:

      Fascists? Umm…you guys all the time? Plus the way you keep saying “elites” is tired. Grow some self-esteem.

    • Patty says:

      Just no. I’m sick of this attitude that people who know better expect people to do better is elitist. Regardless of how you feel, people in the Entertainment field are just as American as the coal miner in WV and the farmer or trader in NE. You may not agree wit their opinions but it’s time to stop with this they aren’t real American’s/they are too elitist bullcrap. Just stop.

    • Sophia's Sideye says:

      The woman is an attention seeker. Also, this whole, “your intolerance to my intolerance means youre the fascists!” Is tired, desperate and factually incorrect. Very reminiscent of your Dear Leader. Maybe those who are loyal will get their own bridge to live under.

    • Mgsota says:

      She’s “brave?” For wearing a hideous dress? I tend to save the word brave for people who…i dont know..face danger, like the military or families fleeing their war torn countries. But you and all the other deplorables, including baby fists, have probably never had to truly act brave, so you don’t know what the f*ck it means.
      I think the word you are looking for is “thirsty!”

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      When your bigoted opinions have been the norm for hundreds of years in this country to the point where whole groups of people have actually had to fight (and die) for their right to not be oppressed by your ‘viewpoint’, you’re not ‘brave’ for expressing that opinion. Trump supporters are actually very much status quo, if you know anything about America’s history.

    • Chewbacca says:

      Yes, I keep forgetting that for conservatives, disagreement is tantamount to persecution and intolerance. Adults know that nobody is required to pretend they agree with you to make life easier for you.

  15. Tessa says:

    Troll dress. But the lengths some people go to –
    Can you imagine what trump would really say about her in private?The Afro? not being a size zero, tattoos? Is that some muscle definition in her arms ? He’d say she was a ‘nasty woman’

    • Deanne says:

      She’s a brainwashed Scientologist and beyond desperate to be a real celebrity. Her outfits at other events have always been tasteless and tacky. At least this time she covered her bits.

  16. Capepopsie says:

    Extremely bad taste, I’m sorry.

  17. robyn says:

    Sickening. I have a feeling so-called president and p*ssygrabber in chief Trump had someone pay her to do it. What a set up. He wanted to stick it in the eye of all those folks who see him for what he is … an authoritarian bully who still wants approval from the celebs who hate him.

    Revengeful Trump has a long list.

  18. Almondjoy says:

    Shocking and she gets all the cringes

  19. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I don’t know or care who that woman with the Trump rag is.

  20. Kiki says:


  21. HappyMom says:

    A FB friend was raving about how this person was really sticking it to the Hollywood liberals and she (and then a few of her friends) bought her music. All of you have to do is google this woman and see that she’s clearly just doing it for the attention and is also a SCIENTOLOGIST.

  22. Jayna says:

    Well, as a liberal, I believe in free speech, but, in my mind, I spit on that gown. LOL

    “Make America Great Again.” Give me a break.

  23. Lucy says:

    You know who you guys should pay attention instead? Skylar Grey. She has one hell of a voice.

  24. Micki says:

    She forgot the MAGA cap.

  25. Harryg says:

    Awful. So glad I don’t know who she is.

  26. QQ says:

    Since this Bird brain was looking for attention the best thing to do besides sending her Cases of Gatorade to quench her Thirst Is Use this post to discuss better things Such as: this Saturday I went to a Town hall meeting with the congressman for our District and LET.ME. Tell You Guys! Things were LIT ( Mind you Pompano Beach/Broward County as a Whole is basically what makes the state blue sometimes so It wasnt an adversarial Crowd BUT!! Never have i ever seen so many white people with pressed mouths and folded arms, Also : I came early and had to park in the overflow, It was so full they had to open up extra rooms

    • Tata says:

      QQ that’s great!

      Those town halls are some true making America respectable, not ugly lip service to the idea.

      I have been calling and faxing my reps and Senators like crazy, also subscribing or donating to my favorite news organizations, aclu and PP, and writing to any newspaper or magazine since lots of people read letters to the Editor.

      Civic engagement warms my Heart, i don’t have time for this uneducated clown.

    • HappyMom says:

      Darrell Issa is our rep, unfortunately. We plan on going to his town hall next week. Count us among the middle aged white people with crossed arms and pursed lips. Supposedly the Republicans are saying these protestors are either being paid or being shipped in from other districts.

  27. Eric says:

    Thirsty for a career that’ll never happen.

    Girl, Bye!

  28. India Andrews says:

    The fact she took off a KKK cloak to reveal the Trump dress says everything about the dress’ message. Trumpism hiding under the layer of racism. I don’t think Trump followers are going to love her for the implication that they are the modern day KKK.

  29. MellyMel says:

    *Mariah Carey voice* “I don’t know her.”

  30. robyn says:

    I read a little about her and apparently she’s bravely standing up for what she believes in … Trump. Does that mean she stands for lying on a regular basis, trampling on powers of the press, blind allegiance, racism and sexism, blurred lines between separation of church and state, and chipping away at democracy and voter’s rights, the constitution and justice system. Brave woman, indeed.

  31. Julie says:

    Her album is #1 on iTunes because of Trump supporters. I can’t believe that stupid dress worked.

  32. The Original Mia says:

    Who is this woman? My thought last night was the thirst is real. Seen nothing since then to change my mind.

  33. Pandy says:

    Is it wrong to be jealous of Tinashe’s tiny perfect boobs? Not fair!!

  34. Jerkface says:

    Who? I guess if you want to unload useless product for 9.99 or less you should just slap pro trump jibber jabber slogans on it and his moron supporters will buy it all up. Dollar Store ding bats

  35. NYGal says:

    She is just looking for attention. If you read her Facebook post after the Paris attacks she has a long post about how she will de-friend people who are going to “bash a religion by the radicals who claim it”, and not to direct anger and hated towards Islam. Seems like she did a 180 or she likes to grab attention about what’s going on at the moment.
    She wanted attention and she got it however trump supporters fell into her ploy.

  36. DSW says:

    Are ya’ll sure this was actually a customized designer gown? To me, it looks like someone just cut up a leftover Trump banner, stitched it into the shape of a gown, and added sequins.

  37. raincoaster says:

    Hopefully, she will realize sooner rather than later that Cheeto Jesus would be very happy to have everyone of her skin colour deported.

  38. Mata says:

    Let’s see…The gown is tacky, ridiculous, and hyperbolic. So yeah, she nailed Trump in dress form.