AOC Rips Into FOX News Hosts After They Mock Her Sudden Accent
AOC got a little bent out of shape after she heard about how Laura Ingraham and her guest talked about how her accent suddenly started coming out when she gave her name.
It was during a segment with Joe Digenova. The two poked fun at AOC and Digenova even joked that since he is Italian he is going to use a heavy Italian accent to introduce himself.
“Have you noticed AOC, whose the star of the moment, shes the “it” girl, and I mean girl in a very mature way. She is the star, she is the juice of the whole party, where the excitement is. But have you noticed that when she introduces herself. Does she take on that Obama? you know Obama put on accents.
“She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ’Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez,” DiGenova said, using a Spanish accent while misstating AOC’s name.
DiGenova then popped out an over the top Italian accent while saying his own name.
“And I assume she’s going to love that when I do that,” he said sarcastically.
Watch The Clip Below.
AOC apparently heard about this and went on a rant about it on Twitter.
“If by ‘the Latina thing,’ she means I actually do the work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I’m doing ‘the Latina thing.’ Unless of course she‘s talking about being multilingual, which we know isn’t a ‘Latina thing.’ It’s a ‘21st century’ thing.”
“How dare they refuse to say their name in a wrong accent & not mangle their own family name so that I can feel more comfortable instead of look inside myself & examine why something as small as *a person’s name* makes me uncomfortable in the first place?? This is an outrage!”
“By the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them. Pro Tip: My last name is not “Cortez,” just as theirs isn’t “Ingra” or “Carl” or “Hann.”
“My last name is Ocasio-Cortez. Full stop. That’s my name. No, you can’t say “Cortez.” I’ve never used that in my life. “Cortez” is referring to someone else. Even if they‘re trying to be rude + wrong, my dad’s last name was Ocasio anyway. (His name was hyphenated too, though.)”
She then tries to soften up with her last tweet,
“For the curious, in Latinx culture children take *both* their parents‘ names. It’s not a “progressive, new thing.” It’s just how some names work. PR hyphenates, others mark differently. Your last name = the families that came together to make you. AOC is also fine though :)”
Ingraham wasn’t all that harsh, in fact, she seemed to be overly nice with her characterization about AOC. But I guess they must have found one of her peeves.
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