One of the most talked about looks at this year’s Golden Globes was Connie Britton’s “poverty is sexist” shirt.
— Fashionista.com (@Fashionista_com) January 8, 2018
At first most people were just confused as to why exactly poverty is sexist. Somewhere around 70 percent of the homeless population is male. And 97 percent of homeless vets are male. But it’s not likely that these are the statistics Britton is hinting at.
Others remained confused for different reasons. Many wondered why the “Friday Night Lights” actress was protesting poverty on a night where women were supposed to be united against sexual harassment. And most people were just confused in general.
But even more backlash mounted against the actress after the sweater’s price tag was revealed. According to designer Lingua Franca’s website, the hand-sewn sweater (and others similar to it) retails for a cool $380.
Predictably, many Twitter users were outraged.
In 2013, The US Interagency Council on Homelessness estimated that of the chronically homeless, 75% are male. 1/3 of those are veterans.
And 97% of the homeless vets are male.
Poverty is sexist, but not in the way she thinks. https://t.co/gdZ0pLY7dN
— Sheila Gunn Reid (@SheilaGunnReid) January 8, 2018
Nothing says you’re in touch with the people you’re preaching to like wearing a sweatshirt saying ‘Poverty is Sexist’ that costs $380. pic.twitter.com/gM8xURTpBs
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 8, 2018
So the trendy “Poverty is Sexist” sweater, worn last night by Connie Britton, sells for $380. How many people in poverty could afford one? What could that $380 done for a family in poverty? It’s all Leftist hypocrisy and look at me I care. They don’t.
— Kirby Wilbur (@KirbyWilbur) January 9, 2018
“An actress showed up on the Golden Globes red carpet last night wearing a sweatshirt with the words “Poverty is Sexist” emblazoned across it. The sweatshirt costs $380. It was a perfect microcosm of the entire night.” https://t.co/saaVlpJzr8
— Alberto Fernandez (@VPAFernandez) January 8, 2018
Apparently Connie Britton couldn’t take the criticism any longer because she bravely took to Twitter to defend the top.
For those concerned with the price of my Globes sweater I just don’t think a $5000 gown would have added to the conversation in the same way. And @linguafrancanyc who designed it, inspired by @ONECampaign, is donating $100 of each purchase to @camfed https://t.co/9pwJwPecNd
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) January 10, 2018
Nice little dig on all the “$5000+” gowns there too. We get it. You’re rich and woke.
At this point, you just kind of have to sit back and enjoy the downfall that is modern Hollywood. The majority of Americans couldn’t care less about what Connie Britton thinks about poverty. She’s not a legislator, and as she so deftly demonstrated on Sunday, she’s not a genius either.
Most celebrities protesting things like poverty, sexism, gun violence, and immigration have enough money to fund a small village, more advantages than the average white male in middle America, enough security to never have to worry about gun violence, and privacy walls that separate them from the rest of the world.
Now that celebrities are being exposed for the hypocrites they really are, the rest of America can just sit back and laugh at the stupidity.