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Aurora James

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The Resume

    (1984- )
    Born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Founder of the Brother Vellies fashion label
    Designed Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ viral 'Tax the Rich' gown worn at the Met Gala (September 2021)

Why she might be annoying:

    She designed a 'Tax the Rich' dress despite owing over $100K in back taxes in multiple states.
    She was accused of running ‘sweatshop’ of unpaid interns.
    She is an alleged rent deadbeat (she was sued by a landlord for $5,000 in owed back rent).
    Her company racked up three open tax warrants in New York state for failing to withhold income taxes from employees’ paychecks.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was born to a Ghanaian father and Canadian mother.
    She founded the 15 Percent Pledge as a non-profit organization to support Black-owned businesses.
    Her brand is popular with Beyonce, Rihanna ​and Meghan Markle.
    The 'Tax the Rich' provoked interesting conversations about class in America.

Credit: BoyWiththeGreenHair


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying