Ocasio-Cortez to journalist who posted ‘creep shot’ of her backside: ‘Dark hates light — that why you tune it out’

This Thursday, Washington Examiner reporter Eddie Scarry posted a picture of newly elected Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, using it to attack her for allegedly wearing expensive clothes — a detail he says goes against her ‘struggling for money’ narrative.

The tweet in question included a from-behind photo of Ocasio-Cortez walking down a hallway. According to Scarry, the photo was sent to him by a “hill staffer.”

“I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles,” Scarry wrote.

Via Twitter (Eddie Scarry)

Scarry was referencing comments Ocasio-Cortez made to The New York Times last week, where she said that she’s having difficulty paying for an apartment in D.C.

“I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress,” she said in the November 7 Times piece. “So, how do I get an apartment? Those little things are very real.”

Scarry’s tweet sparked a huge wave of backlash.

“Get help,” tweeted author Molly Knight.

“This picture looks very stalky,” tweeted David Cho.

“A skirt AND shoes?!?” tweeted TV director Miles Kahn. “Get a load of Marie-Antoinette over here.”

Ocasio-Cortez herself finally responded, retweeted Scarry’s tweet with the following caption:

“If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside. If I walk in with my best sale-rack clothes, they laugh & take a picture of my backside. Dark hates light – that’s why you tune it out. Shine bright & keep it pushing.”

The backlash apparently got its point across. Just moments ago as of this writing, Scarry deleted the tweet.

Featured image via Twitter

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.