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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Sexist Right-Wing Haircut Smear

There are a lot of stories about how much money politicians spend on things like their clothes and homes and food that are often genuinely shocking, even if they’re also a bit stupid. Of course Hilary Clinton has a coat worth several thousand dollars. Of course, Bernie Sanders is a millionaire who lives in a mansion in Vermont. These are powerful people who are also old and have accrued a lot of wealth. Sometimes it’s gross, but it’s not surprising.

So I was surprised to read that Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez paid for a shockingly expensive haircut. AOC is very vocal about the need to alleviate tax burdens on the poor and shift them to the one percent. She has fairly socialist views about money and government. The conservative Washington Times claimed to have an exclusive story about her secretly spending oceans of money on her hair at a Washington D.C. salon. Can you believe?! Republicans are scandalized.

She spent…$260. Plus tip.

Okay, I don’t know who wrote this article, but they are not a woman who has ever gotten their hair done somewhere besides SuperCuts. I’d be concerned is AOC was spending less than $200 on her hair and still appearing on camera as much as she does. THIS is a story? Give me a break.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clearly thinks it’s ridiculous, too:

This is one of the most nakedly sexist digs at AOC has received in like, the last two days. She should have one of those signs that reads, “It’s been _ number of hours since someone said something insanely misogynistic about me,” but it would always be set to zero.

At least other people recognize how stupid this is as well:

Please, AOC, I’m begging you—do not get your hair done the same place as Jeff Sessions goes. He has brain worms and I’m afraid they’re highly contagious.