Conservative media wants to bring down Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there’s no doubt about that. Almost every single day, headlines attempting to shame Ocasio-Cortez go viral despite having zero validity. Whether they’re trying to ridicule her for having a dance video — that was made during her college years — or having a nickname, conservative media and trolls are desperate for material, and yesterday’s attempt isn’t any different.
Conservative website, the Daily Caller, tweeted a story in which they purportedly had a nude picture of Ocasio-Cortez. The tweet read: “Here’s The Photo Some People Described As A Nude Selfie of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” While the story goes on to discuss that the image was not that of Ocasio-Cortez but someone else entirely, the headline in the tweet is misleading and intended for click bait only. That’s what Ocasio-Cortez had the issue with.
In a series of tweets, Ocasio-Cortez called the conservative website “disgusting” and went on to discuss how conservative media in general are harassing her loved ones for any kind of information against her.
“For those out of the loop, Republicans began to circulate a fake nude photo of me. The @DailyCaller reposted it (!) and refused to indicate it was fake in the title as well. Completely disgusting behavior from Conservative outlets. No wonder they defended Kavanaugh so fiercely.” She began her tweet by saying, the “GOP have been losing their mind + frothing at the mouth all week, so this was just a matter of time. There is also a Daily Mail reporter (Ruth Styles) going to my boyfriend’s relative’s homes+offering them cash for ‘stories.’ Women in leadership face more scrutiny. Period.”
Actress Zoe Kazan backed up her statement by tweeting at Ocasio-Cortez, “what they are doing to @AOC is not just designed to shame her. it is designed to shame all young women into thinking they should not/could not run for office—that old videos or pictures or rumors of them would surface, that they could never dress/act/speak unimpeachably enough…this doesn’t just extend to politics. it is designed to intimidate us into thinking that we similarly will be attacked/undermined if we try to assume/wield power in whatever field. protect & defend@AOC, protect & defend the future for all women.”
Ocasio-Cortez finished by saying: “If they want to make an example out of me, I will gladly be one. Hopefully we can be an example of dedication, courage, and persistence under fire. Or compassion, thoughtfulness, curiosity, justice, and zeal. I also hope to be an example of not tolerating nonsense, too.”