Just Days After Criticizing a Hope Hicks Photo, AOC Says People Use Women's Looks in Order to... Belittle Them

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW 2019 by nrkbeta, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

Remember just a couple of days ago when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) went on a mini-Twitter rant about the New York Times‘s use of a flattering photo in a piece they did on former White House communications director Hope Hicks?

To recap, here’s the photo:

The freshman Congresswoman piggybacked on remarks made by liberal journalist Soledad O’Brien, who characterized the photo as a “glam shot”:

As I wrote at the time, if this gang of clueless wonders had kept their criticisms of the piece to how the paper presented Hicks’s subpoena compliance as a choice, that would have been a fair critique. But they also went after the picture the paper used. Presumably the paper should have used one that showed Hicks, who has classically beautiful features – and who has probably never taken a bad photo, in a menacing light?

But let’s fast forward to today, where Ocasio-Cortez again took to the Twitter machine, this time to respond to a tweet about how she has sometimes been belittled for having been a waitress. Here’s what she said:

Would someone get this woman a mirror, please?

Twitter users both in my mentions and my Twitter feed were quick to point out her hypocrisy:

Of course it’s no big secret that AOC does not hold herself to the same standards that she holds other people, but it’s worth pointing out all the same.

And not only are her comments blatantly hypocritical, they’re also wildly ignorant- as many pointed out to her on Twitter, including yours truly:

Any questions?

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