People are making fun of conservatives for criticising Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dancing

Win McNamee/Getty ImagesDemocratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York talks to fellow members of Congress during the first session of the 116th Congress on Thursday.
  • Some conservatives circulated a video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college, apparently meaning to mock her.
  • It backfired.
  • Most of the people sharing the video don’t see any issue with her dancing.
  • Ocasio-Cortez is often the target of bizarre memes and rants from members of the right-wing media.

Some conservative critics of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are being mocked after they attempted to ridicule the congresswoman for dancing in college.

Two popular conservative conspiracy theorists on Twitter,Dan Jordan and AnonymousQ1776, circulated an old video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing. The clip is part of a video produced by students at Boston University in 2010 featuring students dancing to the song “Lisztomania” by Phoenix and emulating the dance scene from the 1985 comedy “The Breakfast Club.” Ocasio-Cortez graduated from Boston University in 2011.

The segments with Ocasio-Cortez dancing have been circulating through conservative websites since at least December 31, 2018, when a now deleted YouTube video was posted to LiveLeak. It’s now made its way to Twitter.

https://twitter.com/AnonymousQ1776/status/1080594276831047680?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

Though the video was meant to diminish Ocasio-Cortez, the vast majority of responses have mocked the conservative poster.

Ocasio-Cortez has been a target of right-wing ire since she won her congressional primary in June 2018, setting her on a path for her seat in the House of Representatives. As a self-described democratic socialist, she’s often the subject of bizarre memes and rants from members of conservative media.

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