Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loses it on Twitter after Fox News guest mispronounces her name

If there’s one thing we can count on these days, it’s that Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will snarkily play the poor, oppressed victim whenever she faces criticism — or is the target of an innocent joke.

The freshman congresswoman didn’t disappoint earlier this week after a Fox News guest jokingly mispronounced her name on host Laura Ingraham’s program Tuesday evening. AOC melted down in a storm of tweets and charged Ingraham’s guest with being racist.

OMG, he joked about her name!

A “researcher” from the progressive media watchdog group Media Matters for America shared the moment when Ingraham and guest Joe DiGenova took note of how the congresswoman pronounces her own name with an accent.

“She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez,'” DiGenova said.

He then over-pronounced his own name with a thick Italian accent and added jokingly: “And I assume she’s gonna love that when I do that.”

But Ocasio-Cortez obviously didn’t see the humor in DiGenova’s joke, as she lashed out at Ingraham and Fox News in a series of tweets on Wednesday that bitterly accused the host and her network of being racist and purposely mispronouncing her name as a way to stir up “anxiety” with viewers.

“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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

A primer on Hispanic names

But the congresswoman wasn’t finished there. She went on to launch into a four-tweet thread that falsely accused Fox News of repeatedly and purposely mispronouncing her name as a means to stir up racial division among their viewers.

“‘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!'” she tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to school her followers on the methodology behind “Latinx” names, writing:

Can’t take the heat?

The things that “AOC” seems to get riled up about are generally pretty ridiculous, but this episode by far takes the cake, as the mispronunciation of her name was an obvious joke that meant no harm or disrespect.

Here is a “pro-tip” for Ocasio-Cortez: If you don’t want lots of attention, don’t constantly say and do things that will put you front and center on news stations across the country.

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