Singer wears anti-abortion dress with a fetus painted on it to 2018 Grammys

Lauren Tuck
News Editor

Awards show attendees in recent weeks have used fashion to do more than just look pretty. Rather, by wearing black at the Golden Globes, sporting Time’s Up pins, or accessorizing with a white rose, many have protested sexual harassment within the entertainment industry and beyond. Singer Joy Villa also used the red carpet to send a political message at the Grammy Awards on Sunday — by wearing a gown with a rainbow fetus design on it while carrying a “Choose Life” purse.

Villa on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. (Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
Joy Villa arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The satin gown was purchased from nonprofit The Bridal Garden and was designed by Provonias. Villa painted the rainbow motif herself, a version of which she shared on Twitter and Instagram.

In addition to her custom purse, she accessorized with a tiara and other diamond jewels.

The 26-year-old said she decided to feature a rainbow fetus on her Grammys dress because she gave up a baby for adoption when she was 21. She’s been outspoken on social media about her views on the subject, even calling abortion murder on Twitter in November.

Social media reaction was mixed, with some calling it “awesome” and others saying it’s a stunt.


“I’m a pro-life woman. This year I chose to make a statement on the red carpet like I always do,” she told Fox News. “I’m all about life.”

Villa had tongues wagging in the pro-Trump dress she wore last year. It was later reported that the controversial gown helped spike the singer’s record sales. (Photo: Getty Images)

At the Grammys in 2017, she similarly used her gown to draw attention to a personal cause. The singer, who has been exploring a run for Congress, stepped out in a red, white, and blue “Make America Great Again” dress with the word Trump along the train’s hemline.

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