Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Trolled Fox News With a Simple Tweet in Spanish

By Yelena Mandenberg Yelena Mandenberg has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on November 26, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trolled Fox News this weekend with a simple Tweet full of Mariah Carey lyrics, after several hosts wouldn’t stop bringing up the new young congresswoman.

Ocasio-Cortez is already a fan favorite. A New Yorker who became the youngest woman to get elected to Congress. A congress-electee who knows how to use Instagram stories and can’t afford DC rent. She’s a true voice for the voice of the people, so it makes sense that she went off on Fox news with a cute Tweet in Spanish.

If you’ve been keeping up, you already know that Fox correspondents and other conservatives have already kept up the commentary on Ocasio-Cortez’s clothes. Which is super sexist… and classist, possibly racist… but that much is obvious since it’s coming from the other side. Regardless, the internet had a lot of responses for the Republican spectators who made fun of Ocasio-Cortez’s suit for being too expensive after the Congresswoman talked about her rent struggle.

Yet, reports that “on Friday night, the topic of Ocasio-Cortez’s wardrobe came up again because a pair of her shoes is heading to an exhibit at Cornell that focuses on clothing that has empowered women. Ocasio-Cortez referred to these shoes (that have holes in them) during her campaign as a sign of her hustle. Fox News devoted an entire segment to the footwear in question.”

After seeing this, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweeted, “No, no es amor/ Lo que tu sientes, se llama obsesion.” Which was followed by a translation for those that didn’t get it, “(For our monolingual friends, just play Mariah Carey’s “Obsessed” here instead).”

The lyric actually translates as, “no, it’s not love/What you feel, it’s called obsession,” and it was borrowed from that Mariah Carey video. Unsurprisingly, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a ton of positive responses backing her up.

On top of that fun response, Ocasio-Cortez also Tweeted, “Don’t worry, Fox News has made it clear that they are far superior to + more intelligent than me, who they’ve called a ‘little, simple person.’ So I’m sure catching up to me in spoken languages shouldn’t be a problem for them.  One down. Just a few more to go! :)”

Unfortunately, she’s not the only new Congresswoman to deal with wardrobe issues. There’s a 181-year-old rule in Congress that members are not allowed to wear headgear of any kind, making it difficult for the newly elected Muslim women to do their jobs. Ilhan Omar, from Minnesota, along with Nancy Pelosi, had to draft a bill to overturn that rule, so she can actually stay on the floor this year.

It’s going to be an interesting year in the house with the newly-elected Congresswomen. We’re guessing this isn’t the last time something like this is going to come up.

By Yelena Mandenberg Yelena Mandenberg has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Yelena Mandenberg is the Ideas Editor at Grit Daily with a passion for news of all sorts. Finishing Brooklyn College with a degree in Print Media Journalism as the industry died out, she began working as a freelancer.After spending some time working in the retail industry, Yelena started BK Riot Writing, a marketing company that caters to small and local businesses, creating content that helps them compete. From her South Brooklyn apartment where she lives with her cat & tortoise, Yelena is always seeking something new and interesting to cover.

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