While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was busy getting sworn into the 116th Congress (opens in new tab) on January 3—becoming the youngest woman in U.S. history to serve in Congress at 29—the internet could not stop talking about a video of her that surfaced during her time at Boston College (opens in new tab) gloriously dancing on the roof of a building.
Yes, the government has been partially shut down for 13 days (opens in new tab), there is still no clean water in Flint (opens in new tab), and Donald Trump is still president (opens in new tab), but here we are! Analyzing a video of AOC looking incredibly happy! It was distributed by now-deleted Twitter account @AnonymousQ1776 in a weird attempt to humiliate her, but the only one here who's humiliated is me—wishing I could dance as well as Ocasio-Cortez.
Per usual, the internet decided to share its thoughts on Twitter about the viral 30-second clip, defending Ocasio-Cortez and her Breakfast Club-style dance movies. Enjoy the best, below.
Imagine being embarrassed for looking hot and dancing on a roof. Humiliated by your clear skin and healthy, shiny hair. Mortified by your own innate sense of rhythm.January 4, 2019
Brett Kavanagh: here's my high school calendar where I wrote "don't do sex crimes" on my daily schedule for an entire yearConservatives: that's normalAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez: here's a video of me dancing with my friends in high schoolConservatives: what the fuckJanuary 3, 2019
Why did they think a video of AOC dancing and being cute and funny and having fun with friends would make us dislike her? 🤔January 4, 2019
Well, @AOC is officially done. She’ll never recover from the world seeing her... (watches video) ...dancing adorably and having fun with her friends in high school? https://t.co/0zENCzBinAJanuary 3, 2019
Conservatives have accused AOC of being many things, most of which she is not, yet somehow they failed to call her out for what she actually is: Lea Michele on Glee. https://t.co/Kt59hwrLnbJanuary 4, 2019
GOP: Here's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in high school DANCING! She's so frivolous!GOP: Did you know that Beto O'Rourke was in a punk rock band?! Shocking!Dems: Brett Kavenaugh-GOP: That was a long time ago!January 4, 2019
Anyone who thinks video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing as a teen will derail her political career will be devastated by video of Trump speaking as an adult.January 3, 2019
The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez video of her dancing made her seem like a fun, wholesome, approachable, and overall attractive human being.There was nothing negative to attack.Not sure why people went there when there's plenty of legitimate gaffes and policy to go after.January 4, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is considered a worse human being for dancing on a video in college (rated G) than Donald Trump is for saying to “Grab Her By The Pussy.”And tell me again this has nothing to do with race and/or sex.January 4, 2019
So... Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing in high school is somehow worse to Republicans than Brett Kavanaugh facilitating a gang-rape at the same age?These people are the worst.January 3, 2019
It's funny how Republicans on the hill are criticizing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for dancing in high school when they literally endorsed a sexual predator as President and voted to confirm another sexual enabler to the nation’s highest court.THE GOP HYPOCRISY IS REAL, FOLKS!!January 4, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing joyfully in an old video is lovely. If you ran for office, what charming evidence of your misspent youth would your enemies foolishly publish, not realising it made you look fun? Mine would be me singing a song about the genius of Y-frontsJanuary 3, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio keep on dancing. We will dance with you when @realDonaldTrump gets removed from office. #DanceOn #ImpeachTrump pic.twitter.com/SfC1Lhv4BgJanuary 3, 2019
you know, i *wish* there was video footage of me as a teenager looking as happy as dancing Alexandria Ocasio-CortezJanuary 3, 2019
GOP strategist: we found a video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing when she was a teenager.Room full of GOP politicians who all spent their teenage years throwing firecrackers at stray cats: this will ruin herJanuary 3, 2019
Imagine, people really out here with more problems with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dancing than Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking and sexual assault. pic.twitter.com/IvNjInQt8cJanuary 3, 2019
In the same world where that video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing is actually a political scandal I would be executed in the center of town for many old instant messenger conversations about the awesomeness of Dave Matthews Band.January 3, 2019
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