Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was recently featured in a Vanity Fair cover story. In her cover photo, Ocasio-Cortez wore an expensive outfit that was loaned to her by the staff at Vanity Fair.
Conservatives online, always looking for a reason to discredit the young liberal politician, seized upon how expensive the pantsuit was, saying that anyone who branded themselves a "democratic socialist" shouldn't be wearing anything so nice.
Of course, AOC has never been one to let bad faith arguments go unanswered.
She fired off a tweet of her own, pointing out the ridiculousness of these Republican critiques.
Republicans are Very Mad (again) about my appearance. This time they’re mad that I look good in borrowed clothes (a… https://t.co/mDKrUZ7LsH— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1603997525.0
Twitter has always been the place where AOC has reigned supreme and this incident was no exception.
@AOC You are allowed to own nice things and also want people to have healthcare. I don’t understand how those two things exclude each other.— Ethan Klein (@Ethan Klein) 1603997740.0
@AOC they’re jealous of u https://t.co/FhGLk6CLB3— cam 🎃 (@cam 🎃) 1603997554.0
@jphicks @AOC I don’t see anyone criticizing FLOTUS for wearing thousand plus dollar shoes and handbags .. and clot… https://t.co/5DW0THWUQ5— CD🔆🌊🧚🏼♀️🥂🍸🌈🌟🐶🐱 (@CD🔆🌊🧚🏼♀️🥂🍸🌈🌟🐶🐱) 1604024054.0
Just because AOC believes all Americans deserve healthcare and safety from a climate crisis doesn't mean she shouldn't be able to wear a nice outfit.
@AOC My future president. 👑— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino) 1603998283.0
Who else is like 😍 looking at @AOC on the cover of Vanity Fair? 👑 https://t.co/dHJuH2etpT— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino) 1603996417.0
Even the most casual follower of politics can spot the double standard levied against liberal women compared to conservative ones.
@AOC Strange they didn't complain about Melania. Almost like they are...racists. https://t.co/NDYvvWIU5m— LM24 (@LM24) 1603997943.0
@AOC @AOC refuses to let critics define her, a lesson she learned from watching... "I grew up seeing these attacks.… https://t.co/wvVXbgpLeC— H. Eric Loewe (@H. Eric Loewe) 1603997570.0
Of course, many online conservatives have no real feelings about the outfit AOC is wearing in a cover photo.
They only wish to discredit her in whatever way presents itself, even if it makes no sense.
@jadenonfirre @AOC Conservatives expect socialists to walk around like this https://t.co/P7Z7bxM1R8— fire walk with me ⚰️💣 (@fire walk with me ⚰️💣) 1603997888.0
@AOC exactly queen 💛 thank you for always speaking your mind! we need more women like you in politics 💛 https://t.co/0ohEk7mNsB— jess ♡ spn (@jess ♡ spn) 1603997660.0
@AOC STAY HYDRATED https://t.co/w8seSpjliV— Brett Banditelli is sooo tired but gonna make it (@Brett Banditelli is sooo tired but gonna make it) 1603997748.0
The prominent Congresswoman also couldn't help but throw in a dig at the conservatives' racist undertones.
@AOC Come on @AOC. Wear beige lipstick and talk quietly and *gasp* don't swear and don't be featured in magazines a… https://t.co/J5ykANbF3x— jane, not plain (@jane, not plain) 1603998618.0
@AOC Y'all: Drink water? Easy! Her: Okay, now do the second part. Y'all: https://t.co/7CYAcboUQ7— 👻👨🏿🦱The Pettiest Poltergeist™ (@👻👨🏿🦱The Pettiest Poltergeist™) 1604001218.0
@AOC Haters gonna hate! 🥰 https://t.co/ZvkkW5rt7x— Just Vent (@Just Vent) 1604003481.0
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn't need Republicans' approval to wear something nice when she's on the cover of a magazine.