- On Thursday, a viral tweet criticised Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for dancing.
- The tweet included a clip of a 2010 video she made with friends that features her dancing to “Lisztomania” by the French band Phoenix, a popular song when she was in college.
- The 2009 song has seen a surge in popularity on Spotify, the company has confirmed to Business Insider.
A viral video is breathing new life into a decade-old pop song.
On Thursday, a viral tweet criticised Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for dancing. It tried to embarrass her by displaying her indiscriminate dancing in an edited clip from a video she made when she was a student at Boston University.
Both the tweet and its corresponding account are now deleted, but its legacy lives on.
Originally, the video was part of a meme that featured students dancing to “Lisztomania” by the French band Phoenix. The song was popular when Ocasio-Cortez was in college in 2010 and filmed the video. It was produced by the student union, which Ocasio-Cortez was involved in, and was supposed to be emulating the dance scene from the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club.”
Now, the hit 2009 song has seen a surge in popularity, according to Spotify’s metrics. The song saw an 116% increase in streams from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST on Friday over the same hour in the previous week, the company told Business Insider. A representative for Spotify said the figure represented a “significant increase” in streams.
Ocasio-Cortez seems to be taking the criticism in stride. On Friday afternoon, she tweeted a video of herself dancing outside of her new congressional office.
“I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous,” she tweeted. “Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!”
I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous.
Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too! ????????
Have a great weekend everyone :) pic.twitter.com/9y6ALOw4F6
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 4, 2019
See the full video of college-aged Ocasio-Cortez dancing below:
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