If 2018 taught us anything it’s that haters are going to hate.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently got put on blast for a video she made with friends in college, but she brushed the bullying off like a pro and came out on top in the best way.
The video in question shows Ocasio-Cortez recreating a dance from The Breakfast Club along with some of her fellow college classmates.
The video was actually created for Boston University’s Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, which provides “programs, events and experiences to students designed to encourage creative exchange of ideas, thoughts, beliefs and opinions.”
…High School video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — Congratulations New York! pic.twitter.com/VSKdUImhZj
— Dan Jordan (@realdanjordan) January 2, 2019
Right wingers were thinking and hoping that the video would show the New York Congresswoman in a negative light, but unfortunately for them, dancing and fun are not considered cardinal sins on the left side of the tracks.
But despite the fact that her supporters had her back, Ocasio-Cortez decided to go the extra mile to prove that she didn’t care what conservatives had to say about her.
How did she do this?
Why another dance video, of course!
The day after she was sworn in as the Congresswoman for New York’s 14th congressional district, Ocasio-Cortez shot a video of herself dancing and lip-syncing to “War” by Edwin Starr outside of her Congressional office.
Watch the video here:
I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous.
Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too! 💃🏽
Have a great weekend everyone 🙂 pic.twitter.com/9y6ALOw4F6
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 4, 2019
People everywhere are obsessed with the Congresswoman’s playful commitment to coming out on top of the hatred.
This woman is class https://t.co/9JSkKpRBQO
— Gerard T (@gerard_t_) January 4, 2019
You’re amazing. A lovely open window in a musty old room, making the news and our hearts feel fresher already!!
— Jorah Kai (@therealjorahkai) January 5, 2019
THIS IS THE BEST AND MOST AWESOME HUMAN GOD HATH EVER MADE https://t.co/pHXvNIl2kS
— God 🌈 (@TheGoodGodAbove) January 4, 2019
— EC Downing (@edowning57) January 5, 2019
I have never in my life been so desperate to be somebody’s friend. https://t.co/Fuef8maevO
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 4, 2019
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
We need more like her ! https://t.co/BPi1U5QhNO
— Joseph Kwiatkowski (@JoeK9595) January 5, 2019
People’s college antics are important to Republicans **unless** the person is one of their own (Brett Kavanaugh). It’s nice to see a normal human being in Congress for once https://t.co/KjvFDJSQAR
— Priyam Roy (@thisispriyamroy) January 5, 2019
The Notorious AOC…punching haters in the face!!! 👊 https://t.co/5BKWMMgNxH
— Magneto Was Right (@WasMagneto) January 4, 2019
Now that’s how you handle the haters.