Just two months after Joy Villa made headlines for wearing a pro-Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" dress on the red carpet for the Grammy Awards in Hollywood, the conservative black singer says she has already "lost some friends" over her choice of attire.
Villa showed up on the red carpet Feb. 12, sporting a red, white, and blue dress with the president's campaign slogan, "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN," embroidered down the side. Liberals at the time relentlessly mocked Villa for her political views. But the criticism didn't end there.
Villa appeared Monday morning on "Fox and Friends," where she said the viral moment has cost her more than mere mockery.
"I've lost some friends, of course," Villa said, "because now I'm outspoken about who I support and it's our president. And for some people that's controversial. For me, it's never been a doubt. When I voted for him I said this is our president, I'm going to stand by him."
While in New York City for her "Fox and Friends" interview, Villa took to the streets of the Big Apple wearing more pro-Trump gear. The morning program followed Villa to capture the reactions' of liberal New Yorkers, which Villa said was "about 50/50."
"F**k Trump," one person said as Villa walked by. "I don't know about that name right there," another man said.
"Fox and Friends" co-host Steve Doocy commented, "yeah I heard an F-word there, or two," noting the video was from "just a couple days ago."
Not all of the responses to Villa's Trump gear were negative. Some, even in one of the most liberal cities in the country, complimented Villa.
"Thank you for your American outfit," one man said. "Oh, you're beautiful," another said.
Villa said she has been to a few red carpet events in Hollywood since wearing the "Make America Great Again" dress at the Grammy's. She noted how members of the media now treat her differently for breaking with the liberal Hollywood stereotype.
"I can very much tell from my end on the red carpet, who likes me and who doesn't, because they just turn their backs, talk on the cell phones and pretend I don't exist," Villa said on "Fox and Friends."