The 29-year-old took to social media on Thursday to celebrate a new office plaque that includes her soon-to-be official title of representative. However, not everyone was ready to celebrate the moment with the representative-elect and her reference to J.Lo.
🎶 Don’t be fooled by the plaques that we got, I’m still / I’m still Alex from the Bronx 🎶 pic.twitter.com/eO68AGxn2z
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 27, 2018
“Don’t be fooled by the plaques that we got, I’m still/I’m still Alex from the Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez riffed on J.Lo’s lyrics from her song “Jenny From the Block.” But as for her claim that she was born in the New York City borough, many found reason to mock Ocasio-Cortez for exaggerating her roots in the Bronx, given that she moved to Yorktown in Westchester, N.Y., at the age of 5.
Surely you mean Alex from Yorktown
— Nicky Feverz (@thatdudefeverz) December 27, 2018
*eye roll* is that supposed to mean you're one of the regular folk?
— ConservatarianLady (@ConservLady1791) December 27, 2018
Didn't she grow up in a upper middle class family or well to do family.
— chance montgomerie (@chancemontgome5) December 27, 2018
@Ocasio2018 you lived in the bronx till you were 5 .. then moved to Yorktown heights please stop claiming it like you experienced everyday life living in the bronx and the hardships of actually growing up in the hood
— jonathan alicea (@alize1bx) December 27, 2018
Some also criticized her Instagram post. “Must have been really strenuous to put that on the wall. I’m sure you will need some more time off to rest!!” one critic wrote referencing the fact that Ocasio-Cortez said recently she’d be taking a week off before starting work.
Still, plenty of others assured her that they are looking forward to all that she will accomplish.
"Alex from the Bronx" is one of the many remixes I want to hear
another is "You down with AOC?"
— OldTurk🗽 Shadowbanned since 9OCT2018 (@_oldturk) December 27, 2018
🎤Can't be mad at the things you've been through, 'cause they built your muscle
Now you're stronger than you've ever been, they can't stop your hustle…Go get it, go get it, go get your blessing🎧 Congratulations!! Truly excited for you 🙂
— Michael C. Rogers (@MichaelCRogers2) December 27, 2018
Rep. Ocasio….. you are a breath of fresh air in a stagnant organization. I love your optimism. I know you will work hard. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something. You got this!! Go out and get our nation back.
— Theresa Klein (@TTKlein40) December 27, 2018
Thank you Alex from the Bronx! You earned that plaque and you will serve it well! Cheering you on from California!
— Louise (@Louise111834) December 27, 2018
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