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People Love Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Even More After A Video Of Her Dancing In College Was Leaked In Order To ‘Shame’ Her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made history on Thursday when she became the youngest-ever member of Congress. But trolls on the internet have tried to take the honor away from her.

As she was being sworn in on Thursday, a video of the representative dancing Breakfast Club style on a rooftop with friends in college leaked on a bunch of conservative Twitter accounts. While the video attempts to shame and bash Ocasio-Cortez's character, it instead backfired and went viral. 

According to the Huffington Post, the video was made when Ocasio-Cortez was a student at Boston University in 2010. It depicts her and several other Boston University students recreating the iconic dance scene from The Breakfast Club. According to Bustle, the dance was a popular internet meme at the time and other people created similar videos. The tweets attached to the video read, “Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is,” “High School video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—Congratulations New York!” and other slut-shaming, critical comments. 

Many on social media found the video to be charming, endearing, and relatable, rather than controversial. Because let us be real here, there’s nothing wrong with gleefully dancing with friends. 

Even Ally Sheedy, who starred in the film, loved it!

This is definitely not the first time that Ocasio-Cortez has had to deal with hate from the haters. Critics of the representative have criticized everything from her wearing a jacket, to her going by the name “Sandy,” to her living in a house as a child. 

Carissa Dunlap is a Her Campus News X Social Intern for Summer 2018. She is a current Publishing major and Journalism minor at Emerson College (Class of 2020). When she isn't perusing the YA bookshelf at the bookstore, she can be found watching dog videos on Facebook, at her favorite coffee shops, or relaxing on the beach. Follow her on Instagram @dunlapcarissa or Twitter @Caridunlap.
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