- Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has defended herself against criticism over a designer dress she wore for a TV appearance.
- The New York Post and some conservative critics clung to the sequined dress’s $ 580 price tag, but the lawmaker said she often rented, borrowed and saved her clothes as a cost-effective and eco-friendly option.
- “The Post is just crazy that you can look good fighting for working families,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
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New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has dismissed criticism over a designer dress she wore for an appearance last week on “The View.”
The New York Post ran an article on Saturday targeting Ocasio-Cortez for wearing a “luxury designer dress” on the show, reporting that the blue sequined dress was initially priced at $ 580, but is on sale in a store. different color for $ 232.
The Post included a tweet from Erica Nurnberg of conservative public relations firm CRC, who speculated that Ocasio-Cortez was an “avowed socialist” in a tweet accompanied by a video clip of the interview.
The Democratic representative responded to the article in a tweet, writing that she rents, borrows and saves her clothes, which in addition to being cost-conscious, are eco-friendly.
“The Post is just crazy that you can look good fighting for working families,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Glitter is a great accessory for universal healthcare, isn’t it? “
—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 22, 2020
In a follow-up tweet, the 30-year-old lawmaker who rallied around progressive policies such as single-payer health care and tuition-free public colleges and universities said she was “tempted to make a piece of” woman in the street “and wait outside the Republican locker room to ask each GOP congressman how much their custom suits cost.”
This is not the first time that critics have attacked the price tags of the self-proclaimed democratic socialist’s wardrobe during his media appearances. Ocasio-Cortez had previously been criticized for “having expensive tastes for a socialist” after wearing a $ 3,500 outfit, including a designer suit and heels, in a September 2018 article in Interview magazine.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to his detractors on Twitter, saying, “The alt-right doesn’t seem to understand the concept of shooting magazines … You can’t keep the clothes on, duh.”
“Get used to me killing thugs because I’m such a great thrift store,” she added.