Democratic Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts has an autoimmune condition called alopecia, which means her immune system attacks her hair and causes it to fall out.
This past January, she debuted her natural bald look and she looks incredible as always. However, trolls decided they were going to troll anyway.
The most recent episode started when rapper and actor Common tweeted this quote from the Massachusetts Congresswoman, along with a photo:
"Poverty is not naturally occurring; it is a policy choice." Rep. Ayanna Pressley. https://t.co/qwp3oMgw6R— COMMON (@COMMON)1612985236.0
To which someone responded:
@common @AyannaPressley @RepPressley She could at least wear a weave. I can’t... 🤚🏻— Crys Meph (@Crys Meph)1613001364.0
But Pressley had this simple response:
@juve_pete @common @RepPressley Nope! https://t.co/Tr8DAfC2pJ— Ayanna Pressley (@Ayanna Pressley)1613001603.0
And she ended with this joking bid to be cast in the next "Black Panther" film:
@juve_pete @common @RepPressley I know y'all think I'm just replying to a cruel troll mocking me for not, "wearing… https://t.co/yqpMSGMVu7— Ayanna Pressley (@Ayanna Pressley)1613005193.0
Others were quick to rally to Pressley's defense.
@juve_pete @AyannaPressley @common @RepPressley she aint gotta do anything she looks beautiful regardless and that… https://t.co/ERA4S6G8ms— kai is in love (@kai is in love)1613001861.0
@juve_pete @AyannaPressley @common @RepPressley that white hand emoji..... sit this one out— ☀️🐿 ho for grammy nominee min yoongi (@☀️🐿 ho for grammy nominee min yoongi)1613001877.0
@juve_pete @AyannaPressley @RepPressley And you could have some common sense and yet here we are. Take several seat… https://t.co/1n8DobTsNn— Maria G. (@Maria G.)1613001892.0
@juve_pete @AyannaPressley @common @RepPressley She’s beautiful and smart what’s wrong @juve_pete are you afraid of… https://t.co/jXV9KLXVkI— Dr. Karen Milmine, BA x3, MA x2, PhD, EdD to be! (@Dr. Karen Milmine, BA x3, MA x2, PhD, EdD to be!)1613001992.0
Many felt Pressley was rocking the bald look.
@juve_pete @common @AyannaPressley @RepPressley She is beautiful and if you can not that is a you problem that you… https://t.co/nD1wksIc4k— ☀️🥸🦆C says abolish the filibuster (@☀️🥸🦆C says abolish the filibuster)1613001950.0
@juve_pete @common @AyannaPressley @RepPressley Why on earth would she want to do that?? #beautifullybald— Gerovani Blackshear (@Gerovani Blackshear)1613063019.0
@juve_pete @common @AyannaPressley @RepPressley Why? Most of us can only dream of looking that good bald. She’s gorgeous.— Antifa Temptress (@Antifa Temptress)1613002295.0
@juve_pete @common @AyannaPressley @RepPressley Grow up! Rep Pressley is a beautiful woman who doesn't need to change a thing— 🏳️🌈🦸♀️ Mrs V Ackerman 🦸♀️🏳️🌈 (@🏳️🌈🦸♀️ Mrs V Ackerman 🦸♀️🏳️🌈)1613064219.0
And most had harsh words for this troll.
@juve_pete @common @AyannaPressley @RepPressley Why? Or, was that sad comment just meant to try to diminish a stron… https://t.co/sII389dfZa— BARBEV (@BARBEV)1613042353.0
@juve_pete @common @AyannaPressley @RepPressley https://t.co/GNzP1tPTRU— preciselytiff (@preciselytiff)1613011747.0
@juve_pete @AyannaPressley https://t.co/G8TDQuUJUZ— S 🏳️🌈 (@S 🏳️🌈)1613002481.0
@juve_pete @AyannaPressley @common @RepPressley Leave it to some anonymous male internet troll to critique a woman’… https://t.co/8IQFAJqgzg— Penny Archer | 3rd Wife Material (@Penny Archer | 3rd Wife Material)1613002062.0
In 2018, Pressley made history by becoming the first Black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress.
Keep on keeping on Representative Pressley.