Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a self-proclaimed “Democratic-Socialist,” but reports of her spending $300 for a haircut and dye called into question what exactly her definition of “socialism” is.
A report recently surfaced that AOC frequents a high-end salon, where she spent $80 for a haircut and $180 for lowlights last month.
After the news of AOC's expensive hairstyle - a choice that was made possible for her to make as a direct result of living in a capitalist, free society - made its rounds online, folks took to social media in order to point out the Democrat congresswoman's apparent hypocrisy here.
These folks on Twitter really turned up the heat on AOC over the costly 'do:
In response to the criticism she got for the hypocritical haircut expense, AOC responded on Twitter in her usual sarcastic manner, claiming that critics are "just made we look good":
AOC also took a hit at Mike Pence:
But what AOC failed to realize is that the issue proud defenders of American liberty have with her spending $300 on a haircut is not the money or her choice of how to spend it.
What critics are taking issue with is that AOC claims to be a proponent of the poor and a socialist but has no qualms with taking full advantage of living in a capitalist, free society.
This Twitter user explained it perfectly:
So did this guy:
Left-wing supporters of AOC chalked up the money the congresswoman forked out to the so-called "pink tax" - which basically is an assertion that women are forced to spend lots of money on their looks because of sexism.
This is not an exaggeration.
To prove it, here are some of the tweets AOC got in support from these "pink tax" pushers:
This Twitter user gave a great response to those trying to defend AOC's belief in socialism coupled with $300 haircuts:
The Washington Examiner has more details on AOC's expensive haircut:
The self-declared socialist, who regularly rails against the rich and complains about the cost of living inside the Beltway, spent nearly $300 on her hairdo at a pricey salon she frequents in downtown Washington, The Washington Times has learned.
The New York Democrat ventured into Last Tangle Salon on 19th Street Northwest last month and shelled out $80 for a haircut and $180 for lowlights, according to sources familiar with the salon.
A 20% tip would have added $52 to the bill.
Her stylist did not respond to a request for comment about the tip.
A staff member at Last Tangle Salon talked about the lawmaker as if she were a TV superstar, saying “AOC” was extremely nice and even took several selfies with patrons.
“AOC is the Eva Peron of American politics. She preaches socialism while living the life of the privileged,” said Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, referencing the former first lady of Argentina who was known for dressing in designer gowns and jewels while advocating a socialist agenda.
“There is nothing wrong with spending money to make yourself look better, especially as a personality who depends upon visual mediums for her power. But it is a bad look to spend hundreds of dollars to get your hair done to make a video decrying income inequality,” Mr. Manning said.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez declined to comment.
She could have saved roughly $100 for the same hairstyle at the government-subsidized Capitol Hill barbershop.
The lawmaker could have saved money on the same services by visiting highly reviewed salons in her own district in the Bronx.
Her high-dollar hairdo stands in stark contrast to that of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former senator from Alabama who is a regular customer at Senate Hair Care Services in the basement of the Russell Senate Office Building.
The New York Times also had the following to say:
Hair has once again caused a political tempest in a blow dryer.
This week, the Washington Times published a story saying that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had spent $80 on a haircut and $180 on color at a Washington, D.C. salon, a styling choice the newspaper presented as hypocritical, given she “regularly rails against the rich and complains about the cost of living inside the Beltway.”
Almost immediately, charges of sexism and superficiality began to fly online (also, a debate about the average price of a woman’s haircut, and how little men seem to understand the cost of certain aspects of life).
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez herself tweeted out a statement, saying that Vice President Mike Pence “used *taxpayer funds* — not personal ones — to spend several thousand haircuts’ worth of public money on a visit to Trump golf courses.”