Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of U.S. politics' most electrifying figures right now, so she is sure to stir up controversy every so often. Her latest action that is causing discussion on Twitter is a recent video she filmed for Vogue. In it, Ocasio-Cortez goes through some tips for self-care and how exactly she gets ready in the morning. However, she also had some deeper meaning for explaining her process.
"The reason why I think it's so important to share these things is that, first of all, femininity has power, and in politics, there is so much criticism and nitpicking about how women and femme people present ourselves," she said. "Just being a woman is quite politicized here in Washington…. There's this really false idea that if you care about makeup or if your interests are in beauty and fashion, that that's somehow frivolous. But I actually think these are some of the most substantive decisions that we make — and we make them every morning."
Some of her haters did care to click through and see what the clip was truly about, and many didn't even watch the teaser clip where she delivers a similar quote. They just blasted the 30-year-old Congresswoman for doing a beauty video while stimulus talks in Washington, D.C., remain stalled. Scroll through to read some of the attacks and defenses concerning Ocasio-Cortez's video.
I like AOC, but this was a waste of time. We need AOC to fight for us against the corporations in Congress.
Anyone can put on makeup and talk about self-esteem.— The Progressive Michigander (@Progress_Mich) August 21, 2020
Patty, AOC redirected her campaign donations to pandemic relief and personally delivered groceries to her constituents in Jackson Heights (one of the hardest hit neighborhoods by COVID) and the Bronx. Our country would be a better place if more representatives were like her.— Cathy Messier (@cathytown) August 21, 2020
.@AOC is a smart, well-spoken, get-shit-done elected official and you ask her about her skin-care tips?
How many male people in Congress did you ask the same question?
Be a role model for youth to get involved and make their communities better, not worry about their looks!— Secular Student Alliance (@SecularStudents) August 21, 2020
Where have you been?— Black Lives Matter | Mrs. DM | Doot Mother (@corinniePop) August 21, 2020
She's beautiful without makeup. I suppose integrity does that.— Sean Hammity (@SeanDaHam) August 21, 2020
Now we know what she's doing instead of being, you know, an actual Congress person.— Professor Wolfenstein 🇺🇸🇵🇱🇮🇪 (@SylvrewolfeP) August 21, 2020
Putting on makeup to look pretty while complaining about women being judged by their looks. So woke 🤡— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 21, 2020