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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Cheeky Response To Critics Of Her ‘Drag Race’ Guest Spot

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2020-02-17T00:22:15+00:00" data-videovertical="" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2020-02/13/5e45c3d010ca044f0262b51f/5e45c3d0a20f1c0001363e56_o_F_v1.jpg?w=1440&h=900&q=60"></div><div><p>US congresswoman <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/alexandria-ocasio-cortez" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez</a> is slated to join a host of luminaries on “<a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entertainment/topic/rupauls-drag-race" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RuPaul’s Drag Race</a>” this season, but not everyone is thrilled. </p><p>On Thursday, VH1 unveiled its hotly anticipated <a href="https://deadline.com/2020/02/rupauls-drag-race-season-12-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-jeff-goldblum-whoopi-goldberg-chaka-khan-leslie-jones-daisy-ridley-1202858806/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">list of guest judges</a> for Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” featuring Ocasio-Cortez as well as actor Jeff Goldblum, rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Chaka Khan. </p><p>Ocasio-Cortez’s participation, however, <a href="https://www.mediamatters.org/charlie-kirk/right-wing-media-figures-try-and-fail-clock-rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-patriotism" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">caught heavy flak</a> on social media, particularly from conservative news outlets and right-wing media figures. When “RuPaul’s Drag Race” shared a short promo video Thursday afternoon of the congresswoman on Twitter, some argued that the appearance was unpatriotic.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸 <a href="https://twitter.com/AOC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@AOC</a> joins the Ruvolution! 🇺🇸🏳️‍🌈<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DragRace?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#DragRace</a> premieres 2/28 at 8/7c on <a href="https://twitter.com/VH1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@VH1</a>! <a href="https://t.co/lH8TDTtWSy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/lH8TDTtWSy</a></p>— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) <a href="https://twitter.com/RuPaulsDragRace/status/1228005730986418176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 13, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>Conservative news outlet <a href="https://www.chicksonright.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chicks on the Right</a> shared the Ocasio-Cortez video <a href="https://www.chicksonright.com/blog/2020/02/13/aoc-is-going-to-be-a-judge-on-rupaul-drag-race/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on their site</a> and Facebook page, where it had drawn more than 280 comments, many of them negative, as of Friday afternoon. </p><p><span dir="ltr">“The world is much safer if she’s just ogling drag queens and staying out of government entirely,” one person <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ChicksOnTheRight/posts/10163151704530494" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">wrote</a>. Added <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ChicksOnTheRight/posts/10163151704530494" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">another</a>, “That actually sounds like an appropriate job for her. As opposed to the position she currently holds.” </span> </p><p>Others, like Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and Nate Madden of The Blaze, were similarly dismissive. </p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">AOC is proud to “pledge allegiance to the Drag”<br><br>I wonder why she never claims to be proud to “pledge allegiance to the Flag”<br><br>🤔<br><br><a href="https://t.co/OObabZW7Sc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/OObabZW7Sc</a></p>— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) <a href="https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1228019168068300801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 13, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">AOC is going to be a guest judge on RuPaul's drag race this season.<br><br>A sitting member of Congress: "I pledge allegiance to the drag."<a href="https://t.co/dSm1LJRdMy" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/dSm1LJRdMy</a></p>— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) <a href="https://twitter.com/NateOnTheHill/status/1228020974542565376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 13, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>As for Ocasio-Cortez, however, she didn’t seem too vexed by the pushback to her “RuPaul’s Drag Race” appearance.</p><p>On Thursday afternoon, she responded: </p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They can go back to Party City 😉🏳️‍🌈 <a href="https://t.co/SOf33dXmBp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/SOf33dXmBp</a></p>— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) <a href="https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1228047752560553986?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 13, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>The congresswoman has been a <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/why-conservatives-cant-stop-talking-about-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/579901/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">popular target</a> for <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/conservatives-afraid-alexandria-ocasio-cortez_n_5c38cb74e4b05cb31c421cc3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">conservatives</a> since assuming office in 2019. </p><p>Last April, President <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/donald-trump" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Donald Trump</a> took a swipe at her career roots, dismissing her support of a Green New Deal as the work of a “<a href="https://nypost.com/2019/04/05/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-pushes-back-on-trumps-bartender-diss/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">young bartender</a>.” </p><p>Ocasio-Cortez, however, has remained resolute throughout much of the criticism. Earlier this month, she took late-night TV and podcast personalities Desus Nice and The Kid Mero <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-bartending-desus-mero_n_5e3d32a5c5b6b70886fdc92b" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">on a video tour </a>of her native Bronx, and at one point she stepped behind the bar to mix cocktails for the crew. </p></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is slated to join a host of luminaries on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” this season, but not everyone is thrilled. 

On Thursday, VH1 unveiled its hotly anticipated list of guest judges for Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” featuring Ocasio-Cortez as well as actor Jeff Goldblum, rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Chaka Khan. 

Ocasio-Cortez’s participation, however, caught heavy flak on social media, particularly from conservative news outlets and right-wing media figures. When “RuPaul’s Drag Race” shared a short promo video Thursday afternoon of the congresswoman on Twitter, some argued that the appearance was unpatriotic.

Conservative news outlet Chicks on the Right shared the Ocasio-Cortez video on their site and Facebook page, where it had drawn more than 280 comments, many of them negative, as of Friday afternoon. 

“The world is much safer if she’s just ogling drag queens and staying out of government entirely,” one person wrote. Added another, “That actually sounds like an appropriate job for her. As opposed to the position she currently holds.”  

Others, like Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and Nate Madden of The Blaze, were similarly dismissive. 

As for Ocasio-Cortez, however, she didn’t seem too vexed by the pushback to her “RuPaul’s Drag Race” appearance.

On Thursday afternoon, she responded: 

The congresswoman has been a popular target for conservatives since assuming office in 2019. 

Last April, President Donald Trump took a swipe at her career roots, dismissing her support of a Green New Deal as the work of a “young bartender.” 

Ocasio-Cortez, however, has remained resolute throughout much of the criticism. Earlier this month, she took late-night TV and podcast personalities Desus Nice and The Kid Mero on a video tour of her native Bronx, and at one point she stepped behind the bar to mix cocktails for the crew. 

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-response-critics-drag-race-guest_au_5e49db42c5b64ba297514d03

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