Singer Joy Villa surprised everyone at the Grammys this year when she removed her white, flowing gown to reveal a Trump-inspired dress as she walked down the red carpet. The 26-year-old singer knew her fashion choice would certainly ruffle some feathers in Hollywood, but she followed through anyway.
“I’ve gotten death threats and hate mail,” Villa revealed in a recent interview on “The Todd Starnes Show.” (RELATED: Joy Villa Shocks Hollywood With A Trump-Inspired Gown At The Grammys)
“All I did was wear a dress–something that was pro-Trump,” Villa explained.
“I can’t really say I was surprised (by the hatred),” she added. “I was prepared for it.”
Although Villa expected many people to have a negative reaction to her red, white and blue dress that had “Make America Great Again” written down the front, she said the media coverage in Hollywood is still unsettling to her.
“They are actually attacking his supporters and attacking him–that are quite honestly disgusting and I’m appalled by it,” Villa said.
Villa was inspired to to make a political statement at the Grammys because she was excited about having a president who was not a politician. And, instead of backing down when the criticism came, Villa recorded a new song called “Make America Great Again.”
“We decided to combat that violence by doing a tribute and something beautiful,” the singer said.