Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democratic Party congressional nominee and self-described democratic socialist, fired back after being mocked for wearing expensive clothing at a recent photo shoot.
…which resulted in her being mocked even worse.
“We are all capable of awakening and commitment. And because of that, we can all be great.” – @Ocasio2018
The Bronx’s very own 🇵🇷🙌 pic.twitter.com/SqbuYmaa0F
— Chica (@PeopleChica) September 7, 2018
In responding to a tweet from Turning Point’s Charlie Kirk that noted the price of her ensemble, Ocasio-Cortez concluded with an immature declaration, considering she’s soon be a member of Congress.
“Get used to me slaying lewks because I am an excellent thrift shopper,” she tweeted.
a) The alt-right doesn’t seem to understand the concept of magazine shoots
b) You don’t get to keep the clothes, duh
c) I don’t “pretend” to fight for a Living Wage & Medicare for All. I do it.
d) Get used to me slaying lewks because I am an excellent thrift shopper pic.twitter.com/Nd2m6WoCxF
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 15, 2018
For the record, Urban Dictionary defines “lewk” as “a guy who is beyond perfect,” or “any outfit you put a special amount of attention into constructing.”
But don’t feel alone if you didn’t know that.
[googles “slaying lewks”]
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 16, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez was ridiculed unmercifully for the tweet, but Turning Point’s Candace Owens, who has previously challenged “the future of the Democratic Party” to debate, went much further in defending her boss, who was labeled “alt-right” by the congressional nominee.
“Stop targeting white men and come defend your bad ideas, coward,” Owens tweeted.
I offered you $100,000 to debate me and you ignored it.
At that time, you were playing the typical leftist card of sexism
You now play the typical leftist card and smear @charliekirk11 as “alt-right”.
Stop targeting white men and come defend your bad ideas, coward. https://t.co/ZyUdiWsIg1
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 15, 2018
As an aside, Owens also noted: “Anybody using the terminology ‘slaying lewks’ is not fit to be a sitting member of Congress
@Ocasio2018. Embarrassingly juvenile.”
As an aside. Anybody using the terminology “slaying lewks” is not fit to be a sitting member of Congress @Ocasio2018. Embarrassingly juvenile.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 15, 2018
And while Owens was deadly serious in her response, others took a different route.
Given the state of politics today — and the personalities being elevated — some see laughter as the best medicine.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Wtf is “lewks”?
— Jon B. Libby (@m0ng078) September 15, 2018
Only one man is successful at Slaying Lukes pic.twitter.com/R2S8ARUolr
— Richard Lucido (@RichLucido) September 16, 2018
A congressional candidate using the term "slaying lewks" to disarm a political attack? Millennials have arrived, y'all.
— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) September 15, 2018
“Slaying lewks”: killing it in an outfit, in black drag parlance.
— Jane Coaston (@janecoaston) September 16, 2018
I got busted slaying lewks in a big raid in Chicago back in '37. Did a nickel. Nowadays you slay lewks in the open and nobody does a thing.
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) September 16, 2018
Slaying Lewks and appointing judges pic.twitter.com/cEPDFa8ts1
— richlucido (@RichLucido) September 16, 2018
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) September 16, 2018
Pardon me, I speak Entitled Millennial.
*speaks in loud voice for Boomers*
She is saying we should get used to her wearing expensive clothing that looks good on her.
So socialist! Much serious! https://t.co/cxU22g0Mwh
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) September 16, 2018
“Lewks, I’m your father!” https://t.co/lNbrGo6mSI
— David Morgan (@StarCoreOne02) September 16, 2018
Of course, leave it to the New York Times to label this ridicule as racially driven “policing of language,” as seen from national politics reporter Astead W. Herndon — and the media doesn’t understand why Americans have so little respect for them.
the peal clutching over "slaying lewks" may seem funny but you often hear from minority electeds that such policing of language has a chilling effect. They see it as a shorthand to tell young POC who dare to talk like young POC that they don't belong in this sphere https://t.co/0wfEqbWblO
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) September 16, 2018
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