Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez college dancing video is a big hit, as trolls fail to bring down the Congresswoman
An anonymous account tweeted a 30-second clip on Thursday, which showed a smiling Alexandria dancing on the roof of a building when she was a college student at Boston University
An anonymous Twitter user's attempt to embarrass Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while she was being sworn as the youngest Congresswoman in the history of the United States backfired drastically as the social media platform witnessed an outpour of support for the 29-year-old New York representative.
An account named @AnonymousQ1776 tweeted a 30-second clip on Thursday, which showed a smiling Alexandria dancing on the roof of a building when she was a college student at Boston University. The Twitter user wrote: "Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is."
The politician's college-time video is part of a longer clip where she, along with other students, performs a dance from 'The Breakfast Club' to the song 'Lisztomania' by Phoenix. The video was reportedly was one of a number of 'Brat Pack Mash Ups' which was a major hit on the internet in 2010.
The derisive tweet — intended to humiliate the representative of New York’s 14th congressional district — however, backfired when thousands of Twitter users came to her defense and many praised her for being a joyful person and having fun when she was in college.
Although the account was later deleted, the video ended up bolstering Alexandria's popularity. Shortly after the initial tweet, comedian Patton Oswalt took to the micro-blogging platform and joked: "She’ll never recover from the world seeing her… (watches video)… dancing adorably and having fun with her friends in high school?"
Actor Zach Braff wrote: "Imagine what a major ass-head one would have to be to think that video of @AOC dancing is anything but adorable and endearing and charming."
Even members of 'The Breakfast Club's cast joined in to show their support to the politician. Actress Molly Ringwald, who starred in the movie, wrote: "Alexandria you're in the club." Ringwald's tweet was retweeted by fellow 'The Breakfast Club' alum Ally Sheedy.
Alexandria, ever since she unseated longtime Democratic Rep Joe Crowley in the New York primary elections earlier this year, has strongly spoken about her fight toward socialism. In fact, she describes herself as a Democratic socialist.
The 29-year-old also made news when she recently promised her interns a "living wage" as she actively hit back at her critics who mocked her appearance and age. Prominent Republicans, including senator Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump Jr and Kelleyanne Conway, recently questioned her political knowledge citing her age.
The young politician is also an avid social media user, with nearly 1.74 million followers on Twitter and 1.2 million on Instagram. She regularly engages with her followers, posting videos and asking them questions and their inputs.