Joy Villa, known primarily for making conservative political points with radical styles at award shows. She arrived in a gown that read 'Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman'.
Singer Joy Villa has done it again! The 28-year-old is known for making a statement at award functions. She usually makes conservative political points with radical styles at award shows. As we all know, the Daytime Emmys were held on Sunday and the singer made sure to make a mark at the event. Villa arrived at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium wearing Desi Designs Couture gown festooned with silhouettes of storks carrying babies. The train of the skirt featured letters that spelled out: Pro-life is pro-woman. This isn't the first time the 28-year-old has raised her voice against abortion. She sported an anti-abortion dress last year during the Grammys as well. Villa elaborated on her fashion choice in a post shared to Instagram Sunday night.
I proudly wore my @desidesigns_couture dress DEDICATED to @savethestorks! A charity my husband and I financially support for only $35/month you can save the unborn and their mothers. Abortion is so often only spoken about as a ‘women’s right’ but I stand here to stand up for EVERY WOMAN and her right to life! She later shared a post on her Twitter account in which she spoke about being pressured into an abortion when she herself was pregnant. She mentioned that she fought against it and chose to put her child up for adoption instead.
During the Grammys in 2018, the singer wore a white gown that was decorated with a rainbow uterus at the bottom. She held a white clutch that read "Choose Life", to match the dress. In March earlier this year, the singer attended the premiere of the anti-abortion movie Unplanned where she wore a dress that reads “F— Planned Parenthood” — an organization that provides essential healthcare services for low cost in at-risk communities and sexual education for underprivileged youths.
"I wore this dress to make the statement because I wanted to carry the message of life and empower women," she told The Hollywood Reporter during the Daytime Emmys. "I personally survived a horribly abusive relationship and was faced with an unplanned pregnancy and was pressured to have an abortion but I chose an open adoption instead. I've never regretted that decision and I want to share that all women's lives matter, even the unborn."
I love to carry the message of life & empower women. I’ve personally survived an abusive relationship years ago & was pressured to choose abortion, but I chose an open adoption & I have relationship with my daughter today! 🙌🏽❤️This is why I know #ProlifeIsProwoman @savethestorks pic.twitter.com/LsPDsP28lu— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) May 6, 2019
Although the singer has made this bold move time and again, she claims that she still received some backlash for her outfit while on the red carpet. “Ok it was an INCREDIBLE night at the #DaytimeEmmys (my 1st!) but some of the photographers were yelling insults at me, she wrote on Twitter. Crazy right? One woman screamed “Joy! YOU ARE WRONG. PROLIFE IS NOT PRO[-]WOMAN!" This is the 2nd time photographers have tried to harass me on [the] red carpet. She believes that these comments only how that "we have a long but WORTHY fight ahead of us."
Villa has encouraged people who stand against abortion to keep speaking up and to never back down. She asks people to not let others tell them what they are worth or what they should do. She says "When that sort of stuff happens, I just smile and hold my position. There is NOTHING anyone can say that will stop me from spreading my messages and using my voice. NOTHING! Life matters. America matters. And we all MATTER! #walkaway and be YOU."
“The oppression of conservatives in Hollywood is at an all-time high,” she added. “Every voice deserves to be heard. No more censorship, no more liberal bullies.”
I don’t share this because “sad” or “im a victim “ quite the contrary. As many of you have said, it’s because it NEEDS TO BE SAID! The oppression of conservatives in Hollywood is at an all time high. Every voice deserves to be heard. No more censorship, no more liberal bullies.— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) May 6, 2019
Joy Villa has also shown her support for President Donald Trump on at least two red carpets. During the 2019 Grammys, the singer arrived at the red carpet in a black-and-white gown with a brick motif inspired by Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall with the words 'Build the Wall' hand-painted in red on the back side. The dress was designed by Desi Lee Allinger-Nelson of Desi Designs Couture. It also featured barbed wires on the shoulder. The wires represented the top of a security fence. The outfit also included a spiky headpiece and a silver cloak-like dress over that top that alludes to steel. Her red purse sports the words 'Make America Great Again'.
“I believe in building the wall to protect our southern border,” Villa, 27, told the Los Angeles Times on the Grammys red carpet on Sunday night in L.A. “Not to keep people out, but to protect the citizens of our country. I’m part Latina, I’m black and I believe in what the president’s saying. This to me is a representation of that.” The singer first showed her support for Trump when she sported a 'Make America Great Again' gown during the Grammys in 2017.
I was encouraged not to go political by a few friends who are members of the #emmys Television Academy, fearing that I’d never be invited again. I almost listened but that would NOT be me. I stuck to my guns, my voice is not to be quieted. #prolifeisprowoman @savethestorks pic.twitter.com/yJdOYLz0xm— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) May 6, 2019