Attempt to smear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for dancing in college backfires massively

Attempt to smear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for dancing in college backfires massively

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a habit of enraging conservatives.

From conducting Q&A’s with voters on Instagram to protesting outside Congress, the youngest-ever US congresswoman has never been afraid to do things differently.

Republicans are still unsure quite how to handle her. The latest attempt to discredit the young socialist has backfired spectacularly, prompting an outpouring of support for her.

A short video was posted by a Twitter user called AnonymousQ, who has since deleted his account. The video shows Ocasio-Cortez dancing on the roof of a building while in college.

The short clip was part of a longer video made while Ocasio-Cortez was studying at Boston University. In it, she and several other students playfully dance on the rooftop of a university building to the song 'Lisztomania' by Phoenix, in a mash-up of a dance from The Breakfast Club.

Though rather than humiliating Ocasio-Cortez, who was elected in November following a huge primary upset in 2018, the video has improved her popularity.

Many people on social media praising her for being joyful and having fun.

Others mashed up the clip with other songs, like Justin Beiber’s 'Baby'.

This isn’t the first time that Ocasio-Cortez has faced bizarre right-wing attacks. Fox News criticised her for saying she wouldn’t be able to afford an apartment in Washington DC until her Congress salary started. As a former Bernie Sanders staffer, she had less than $7,000 in savings. She has frequently faced sexist criticism for her outfits, particularly during media appearances and photo shoots.

H/T: Guardian / DailyDot

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