Twitter Wars

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

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