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Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Conservative Outlet That Tried To Shame Her For $300 Haircut 1

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) served up a little bit of sass in response to a information article that criticized her for spending $300 on a haircut.

On Wednesday, the freshman congresswoman was focused by conservative information outlet The Washington Times in an article titled “EXCLUSIVE: Self-declared socialist AOC splurges on high-dollar hairdo.” The piece defined that Ocasio-Cortez “spent nearly $300 on her hairdo” on the Last Tangle Salon in Washington, D.C., final month.

The article went on to say that she “shelled out $80 for a haircut and $180 for lowlights” and {that a} “20% tip would have added $52 to the bill.”

It’s unclear why hair upkeep could be information. The outlet additionally clearly doesn’t perceive how a lot it prices for a girl to get her hair performed in America, because it quoted the president of Americans for Limited Government, Richard Manning, calling Ocasio-Cortez “the Eva Peron of American politics.”

“She preaches socialism while living the life of the privileged,” Manning mentioned. “There is nothing wrong with spending money to make yourself look better, especially as a personality who depends upon visual mediums for her power. But it is a bad look to spend hundreds of dollars to get your hair done to make a video decrying income inequality.”

Democratic socialist publication Jacobin tweeted concerning the article, quipping that it’s unhappy to see democratic socialists like Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) “do things like buy winter coats and get haircuts.”

On Thursday morning, Ocasio-Cortez responded to Jacobin’s missive concerning the article with some statistics about poverty in America and the way the insurance policies of democratic socialists are to not blame.

“Our policies, like Medicare for All, advance prosperity for working people. They’re just mad we look good doing it,” she wrote, accompanied by a hair toss emoji.

Many individuals on Twitter have been incredulous that the price of the New York congresswoman’s haircut was “news”:

The Washington Times piece additionally notes that the 29-year-old “could have saved roughly $100 for the same hairstyle at the government-subsidized Capitol Hill barbershop.”

“Her high-dollar hairdo stands in stark contrast to that of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former senator from Alabama who is a regular customer at Senate Hair Care Services,” reads the piece, which explains that the barbershop serves “members of Congress and the public” and expenses $20 for a males’s reduce.

Anyone who has ever been to a hair salon can inform you {that a} males’s haircut nearly at all times prices lower than a girl’s, which the article does acknowledge, though it undercuts the principle level of the piece.

The absurdity of that comparability was additionally not misplaced on Twitter: 

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