Gabriel Ocasio-Cortez came out swinging on social media against his sister’s own base for calling her on their own red carpet over her flashy appearance at the Met Gala — dismissing them in an Instagram posting as “f—ing corny.“
New York’s lefty firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Gabriel’s big sister, was the most talked-about arrival at Monday’s gala, posing for photos in a white Brother Vellies gown with the words “Tax The Rich” scrawled on the back in red lettering.
Baby brother Gabriel joked Tuesday that AOC’s dress was “the reason my phone is on airplane mode” before launching into a justification of his socialist sis’ presence at the elite event.
“She went with no intention to rub elbows, which is why every other politician goes,” he began. “She wore a statement dress about the ultra-rich not paying their fair share right in front of their faces. Would you prefer she try to wear the same dress outside McDonald’s in an attempt to solicit the same response? Genuinely curious.”
In the next slide, Gabriel Ocasio-Cortez wrote: “I think it’s very interesting how many ‘leftists’ are saying ‘how could she go somewhere so expensive?!’ as if she paid for it herself or with public dollars. Meanwhile, y’all are the same heaux [a vulgarism that pluralizes the term “hoes”] that cry out ‘republicans always stick together, we need to copy that energy.’
“You’re f—ing corny,” he added before continuing his message on the next slide.
“Half of you don’t know who your congressperson is, or what they’re doing with their time. But y’all love to talk s— about someone who walks the walk,” Gabriel wrote. “Ok.”
In yet another slide, Gabriel Ocasio-Cortez wrote: “Even if it’s not your cup of tea when it comes to political messaging, sitting in your unwashed sheets with your d— in your hand commenting ‘healthcare plz’ is f—ing lame.
He concluded his rant with the message: “I wouldn’t let half of you even park my car. Good day.”
AOC tweeted Tuesday that she was invited to the event, where individual tickets cost $35,000 and tables started at $200,000 and for which she was spotted some pricey bling.
“[B]efore haters get wild flying off the handle, New York elected officials are routinely invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public,” the second-term congresswoman wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez’s attendance at the gala, along with her well-known socialist views, brought her criticism and allegations of hypocrisy from both sides of the political aisle.
In addition to mockery from conservative voices, Black Alliance for Peace activist Andray Domise tweeted that “[p]olice were creasing people’s heads outside while you and your friends were nibbling watermelon tarts with smoked yuzu soy on panipuri cracker,” a reference to a Black Lives Matter protest that took place outside the gala’s entrance.