Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic candidate who won her district's primary over a ten-term incumbent earlier this summer, was recently criticized for her sense of style.
Ocasio-Cortez is a very outspoken Democratic socialist, so when she was seen wearing an expensive outfit--the total retail cost of which was $4,100--Fox News saw an opening for a line of attack.
Katie Pavlich and Pete Hegseth on Fox and Friends threw some pretty intense shade:
"The rising star of the Democratic Party has expensive tastes for a socialist," they began.
"I mean I want a pair of $600 shoes. I think she should redistribute…hypocrisy at its best," said Pavlich.
"It's tough being a socialist. It really is," said Hegseth.
Also, Charlie Kirk--a well known conservative activist--called Ocasio-Cortez out over Twitter.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who pretends to be a champion of the people & believes the unemployment went down because… https://t.co/bY3UaD44yB— Charlie Kirk (@Charlie Kirk) 1536898288.0
But all were missing one important point: why exactly was Ocasio-Cortez wearing this outfit?
For a photoshoot for Interview Magazine and a following interview/conversation with Scandal's Kerry Washington.
But Ocasio-Cortez was quick to respond:
a) The alt-right doesn’t seem to understand the concept of magazine shoots b) You don’t get to keep the clothes, d… https://t.co/iqvbUR96IB— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1537030404.0
"Get used to me slaying lewks." Put that on our tombstone.
The internet is also providing points of support for the 28-year-old candidate.
@Ocasio2018 One of, if not the greatest president for ordinary people was FDR. He was a wealthy man. It is not nece… https://t.co/TQBIdW2JdD— John Horse (@John Horse) 1537116380.0
@Ocasio2018 These weak alt-right boys are so easily shook by women. No wonder they want to hold others back. They… https://t.co/qPm1Mdavrg— Cabrera Herrera (@Cabrera Herrera) 1537032216.0
@Ocasio2018 Most of the replies to this thread: "Sure, you propose policies that will help us, but you don't live u… https://t.co/PXiTLP6abF— DD (@DD) 1537124773.0
And some people are really shaming her for complying with the magazine, as if she had a choice:
@Ocasio2018 Whether you get to keep the clothes or not, it sends a contradictory signal for what you state you repr… https://t.co/PPm7vuceAS— PeriMedic (@PeriMedic) 1537045949.0
This guy seems to have missed the point completely:
@Ocasio2018 My 3 and 5 yr olds love playing dress up & use my iPhone to take pics too ...but I wouldn’t vote for yo… https://t.co/WSwR3HiRV8— Steven Wood (@Steven Wood) 1537121504.0
But, thankfully, most people realize that Charlie Kirk is just tone deaf.
@Ocasio2018 I give him a B+ for effort.— SPIES&VESPERS (@SPIES&VESPERS) 1537130566.0
@Ocasio2018 @dnlrntr https://t.co/CBna7pfV5l— jordan 🎃 (@jordan 🎃) 1537111991.0
@Ocasio2018 Oh you are excellent. If I could become American for a day just to vote for you, I probably wouldn't be… https://t.co/aaEl8czA2n— Melissa (@Melissa) 1537044971.0
Kirk quickly pulled a typical conservative "What About"-ist move:
Oh great, you do see my tweets Speaking of which, why do you refuse the $100K to charity @RealCandaceO and I have… https://t.co/JQ0FHdIgx0— Charlie Kirk (@Charlie Kirk) 1537044342.0
But...nobody is fooled.
@charliekirk11 @RealCandaceO Her accepting to debate you would be like Serena Williams accepting to play singles ag… https://t.co/PgH7ENDc1J— 🇺🇸Snarky Blonde🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸Snarky Blonde🇺🇸) 1537044804.0
@charliekirk11 @RealCandaceO The same reason Neil Degrasse Tyson doesn’t debate flat earth believers. All it does i… https://t.co/aSKXgBPl99— Chilly McChillerson (@Chilly McChillerson) 1537048911.0
@charliekirk11 @RealCandaceO Why won't you and Candace accept the debates you have been offered by actual leftists?… https://t.co/7TKFPfou0U— b bartell (@b bartell) 1537104197.0
Things are looking good, as Ocasio-Cortez only needs the support of the 14th district of New York to be elected to office. So look out everyone, a fiercely dressed socialist is likely headed to Congress in November!