Haters gon’ hate is an adage with which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is intimately familiar. Her opponents have criticized everything from her choice of outerwear to the modest home where she was raised, and now they’re coming for…a super cute Breakfast Club-inspired dance video she made in college.
On Thursday, January 3rd, a bunch of conservative Twitter accounts began sharing a video AOC made when she was a student at Boston University in 2010, dancing Breakfast Club style on a rooftop with some friends. The accompanying tweets 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 more shame-y, critical messages.
The video in question? Absurdly lovable.
And here’s the original Breakfast Club video for your viewing pleasure:
According to Mashable, the AOC video was actually an early version of a meme made after a video mashing up the Breakfast Club dance with a Phoenix song went viral; several other groups around the country made similar videos.
That aside, the intended purpose of the video—tarnishing Ocasio-Cortez’s image and reputation—was shot to hell the moment the video hit Twitter. People loved it, because of course they did. And the reaction to it was delicious.
What a beautiful spirit. I bet she was a lot of fun to hang out with. Totally adorable!
— Elle Dubb (@Claymore2211) January 3, 2019
Wow – I didn’t know that she was also this talented. What a wonderful video. Thank you for sharing it. My respect for her has just gone up several points. I love her energy and enthusiasm!!!!
— TrumpLimericks (@potuslimericks) January 3, 2019
This is amazing and joyful! Thank you so much for finding and sharing with everybody!
— Cassandra Curates Calamity (@DovedSimon) January 3, 2019
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) January 3, 2019
If you’re upset by what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did in high school, wait until you find out about Brett Kavanaugh.
— Doug Gordon (@BrooklynSpoke) January 3, 2019
…is this…is this bad? Are you living in that Footloose town? Do you need help??? Kevin Bacon might be free!!
— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) January 3, 2019
Dance on, queen.
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