Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) felt the need to have a meltdown over a Twitter feed serving as a parody account of the congresswoman. Despite the fact that it is clearly labeled “parody,” the far-left socialist demanded action be taken.
She tweeted about the account on Tuesday, advising her followers that the policy statements released by the parody account are “false” and that she and her crack staff of cybersleuths are “assessing” how to move forward.
“FYI there’s a fake account on here impersonating me and going viral. The Twitter CEO has engaged it, boosting visibility,” she claimed. “It is releasing false policy statements and gaining spread.”
“I am assessing with my team how to move forward. In the meantime, be careful of what you see.”
The only thing missing from AOC’s statement is the word ‘Ackchyually’ and an admission that her real name is Karen. It’s also worth noting that the only reason she’d feel compelled to tell followers about a parody account they probably hadn’t heard of prior to this is because the parody looks an awful lot like reality.
The parody account operating in such stealth that AOC felt the need to warn her followers has the following handle: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (parody).”
The account also has a short bio: “Saying the quiet part out loud. (parody).”
It has a blue check which indicates they are a subscriber, while AOC’s actual Twitter profile has a gray checkmark which indicates it is a verified government account.
Aside from labeling itself a “parody” twice and having different checkmarks, how is the average Ocasio-Cortez fan supposed to tell the difference? It’s a mystery …
AOC was mocked mercilessly by Twitter users who posted their own version of her tweet calling out the parody account.
Others pointed out that, being clearly labeled a ‘parody’ account, the AOC imposter is not violating Twitter’s terms of service and there isn’t much the devout socialist can do about it.
And others noted that maybe the problem isn’t the parody account itself, maybe it’s the congresswoman who constantly sounds like a parody.
But perhaps the best digs came from the parody account itself, as they continued to pummel her with comical tweets.
“I can’t believe people would think these parody tweets are from our office when they are clearly fake,” they wrote. “Come on y’all you know I would never say something as stupid as that.”
“FYI … I have no problem with parody accounts – just the ones that make fun of me,” they also tweeted.
AOC’s rage over Elon Musk engaging with the parody account stems from a tweet on Monday in which they parodied the fake romance between her and the Twitter chief.
“This might be the wine talking, but I’ve got a crush on @elonmusk,” they wrote.
Musk replied with a fire emoji.
That fire emoji tweet from Musk earned 1.8 million views. AOC calling out the parody account thus far has 29.6 million views.
Ironically, she did more to amplify the account than Musk did. By far. It’s the Streisand Effect.
Elon Musk and Ocasio-Cortez have been engaged in a Twitter spat for some time. It’s been a classic story of a cat and mouse romance – she, an impressionable former bartender with the intellectual heft of a pre-teen, he a shy billionaire.
AOC even sent a playful public message to Musk suggesting he had censored her on Twitter, all while dining on some lip-smacking good chicken nuggets.
Oh, that sultry vixen.
Musk has been ever the gentleman, even suggesting the couple go Dutch on their social media dates.
The parody account added another tweet which was semi-believable making it quite an effective piece of work.
“After brainstorming with my staff – I’m going to push Congress to make it illegal to joke, laugh, or make fun of me,” they wrote. “Parody should be illegal.”
Sounds real, doesn’t it?
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