AOC’s Parody Twitter Account Has Better Numbers Than She Does

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is one of those people who loves staying in the spotlight, no matter what puts her there. As a result, she finds herself on a consistent quest to find the next cause that has made her and her “people” have to “struggle” for generations. For her, one of the biggest ones is anyone saying something that isn’t in lockstep with her own ideals.

Now that someone has made an open parody account of her Twitter account, she feels that it presents a huge risk to her and what people think. Her tweet about the subject is comical at best but is more of a call for help to get back to reality. “FYI there’s a fake account on here impersonating me and going viral. The Twitter CEO has engaged it, boosting visibility. 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.”

Never mind the fact that she has a grey checkmark that is only available to elected officials.

Given the level of accuracy these parody tweets have been coming in, it’s not surprising that she got upset about them. As comical and absurd as they might be, her concern about her followers thinking she decided to say these things is well founded because she does say outlandish and absurd things when the average American hears them.

With @AOCPress listing their paid-for blue-check claiming the name “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (parody)” they are making more than enough moves to know it’s not reality. However, “Printing money is the only way out of inflation,” is certainly a comedic tweet, but it’s also so far out there people could see AOC saying this.

Granted if that’s not enough, the account proclaiming its love for Elon Musk got a flame emoji response from Elon’s account. This response seems to be the one that got her the most fired up, especially since she singled it out in her awareness tweet.

Ironically enough, her outrage over the account has put the account even more directly into the Twitter limelight, a place she really shouldn’t want the account. Yet here it is, and she is only encouraging more interactions, as well as more spoof tweets about her hating the account. With the account continuously pushing new tweets, they are unrelenting with her parody ideas.

Tweets like: “If you could milk a cow and get fat-free, organic almond milk, I wouldn’t complain about their farts so much.” Or “I want to drive my new Tesla, but I can’t find a 10-mile-long extension cord so I can get to work,” are not only funny, but they are accurate for how she portrays herself.

With reports coming in that she has directed a team of Congressional staffers to investigate the account and trying to find ways to get rid of it, she is giving this joke far more attention than she should. She’s only encouraging it to stay up and running, as well as pushing it to become more absurd with the stories it shares.

The most embarrassing thing about this for her should be the fact that these tweets are getting more views and interactions than her own. When a parody account can get more attention and get more people talking than an actual sitting member of Congress, it’s a sign that they are doing something right. AOC needs to step back and take notes about what the American people can relate to and what they want to see happen in the country.

This parody profile isn’t the end of AOC sadly, nor will it force her to step down or walk away from politics. Maybe we’ll get lucky and she’ll realize that it’s a joke and not a d*ick; she doesn’t need to take it so hard.