I guess you could file this next one in the “Why?” category, because there are really no words to describe what’s going on in the room of the video you’re about to see. The ironic part of the whole scene is that the most confused person in the group of people within said video might be far-left actress — excuse me, activist — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
For some odd reason, a clip from a 2020 episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is making the rounds on social media. Ocasio-Cortez can be seen in the clip surrounded by drag queens hanging on her every word of praise for their bravery and courage — as if they had just fought a war.
“It starts with you,” Ocasio-Cortez said, totally not because she was on a TV show. “I mean, you’re patriots. You are. You are. You are patriots, and I’m so proud of you all.”
At this point, AOC might as well stand for "Actress On Call."
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Ocasio-Cortez had just referred to an activist riot from 1969 dubbed, “The Stonewall Riots.”
According to History.com:
The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.
The socialist congresswoman acted like she was about to break into tears for the entire clip, but opted for smiling when the actress — I’m sorry, I keep doing that…activist — couldn’t summon up the waterworks for the camera.
Check out the clip below:
AOC tells a group of drag queens that they are "patriots" because of the stunning courage and bravery they display by being the way they are.— Catch Up News! (@CatchUpScoop) July 30, 2022
"Let's not forget who threw that first brick at Stonewall."
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