Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lashes Out At Laura Ingraham Over ‘Latina Thing’ And Name Pronunciation Comments

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After Fox News star Laura Ingraham attempted to make fun of New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the pronunciation of her last name, it did not take long for the politician to respond in kind.

Here is the remark the TV personality had said: “You’ve noticed that AOC, the star of the moment, the It Girl, and I mean girl in a very mature way, she’s the star, and she’s the juice of the whole party, where the excitement is, but you notice when she introduces herself, does she take on that Obama, Obama put on accents…”

Ocasio-Cortez seemed quite disappointed with the negative attitude towards herself and pointed out that she was the one doing work instead of merely talking about it.

This was a reference to Ingraham allegedly making a comment about “the Latina thing” that Ocasio-Cortez was doing.

The liberal politician responded on Twitter by writing: “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.’”

However, some have pointed out that it was not Ingraham that made the original comment, but her guest, Joe diGenova.

The Donald Trump supporter stated: “She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio [sic] Ocasio-Cortez.”

Ocasio-Cortez also mentioned Fox News in her recent tweets, slamming the network for referring to her as “Cortez.”

According to the politician, this was a very conscious attempt to focus on her Hispanic side and to frame her as a stereotype. However, she did not seem too impressed by the network’s weak attempts.

AOC explained: “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.”

She poked some fun at Ingraham in the same comment, pointing out that her name was not “Ingra.”

Her posts have seen many retweets and positive responses, as it looks like a large number of people agree with her stance and were not too impressed by the behavior displayed by the right-wing political commentator.

However, not many seem to expect Ingraham to backtrack on any of her remarks, as that rarely happens in cases like this one in the first place.

Some comments on the situation have been critical of both sides, claiming that politics have been shifting more and more towards basic name-calling and similar childlike strategies, without focusing on the actual issues at hand.


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