A gay actor’s statement-making wardrobe earned a barrage of social media mockery after it was highlighted as an effort to fight President Donald Trump.
“Billy Porter is taking his resistance to the red carpet,” the New York Post’s Page Six noted in a story titled, “‘Pose’ star Billy Porter uses fashion to fight Trump.”
The article noted how the 49-year old actor “wants to use the red carpet as a platform for activism” and focused on the custom embroidered suit and cape from Randi Rahm that he showcased at the Golden Globes.
Porter’s stylist Sam Ratelle told Page Six that “every single time we work on something together, the first thing we do is think: What is the statement we’re making with this? What can people take away from this?”
While Porter’s fashion earned raves from his fans and the award show red carpet, the Page Six tweet touting the article and the Tony Award-winning actor sparked a hilarious chain of reaction on Twitter.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 13, 2019
The idea that the Resistance could so easily remove Trump from office with just a fashion choice – albeit an eye-catching hot pink lined cape – prompted a hilarious response from Twitter users.
How will @realDonaldTrump ever recover?
— Happy Camper (@Cox_Cu) January 14, 2019
We shall fight them in the powder room …
— Dean H (@Dean_Housden) January 14, 2019
I don’t know who that is, but his white socks make me want to vote for Trump.
— just alan (@anythingbutdem) January 14, 2019
This just in: Trump resigns https://t.co/RiXyDdSh1U
— Jen the Foreign Asset (@Jen_Dodgson) January 14, 2019
It’s over. He just resigned. Good job crazy guy.
— Harry Bailey (@bones_mckinney) January 13, 2019
Did it work?
— Shane Styles (@shaner5000) January 14, 2019
Thank goddess someone finally did something! https://t.co/EajQIGNkkv
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) January 14, 2019
The President is toast.
He’ll never recover from this. https://t.co/6eUFtoj24k
— Dr. Plasma’s Antidote to Chaos (@plasmarob) January 14, 2019
No one can stop “the Accessorizer!” https://t.co/981fEYLpew
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) January 14, 2019
So brave. ??? pic.twitter.com/U0GIO8aMwv
— Marie Arf (@schwingcat) January 13, 2019
Step 1: Wear cape
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Trump resigns
— Alien Libertarian (@InfernalDante86) January 14, 2019
— Christopher Long (@OctaneBoy) January 14, 2019
Nothing says “im fighting the tough fight” better than staging your protest, surround by people who think the same way as you, and at an event that won’t be watched by the very person (and audience base) you are fighting against. #bravery
— Timothy Jolly (@TimothyJolly_) January 15, 2019
My God, Trump will be president forever.
— Individual1der (@Thewbert3) January 14, 2019
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