The struggle is real, y’all.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) was commiserating with the difficulty adapting to sudden fame that was expressed by actress-turned-princess, Meghan Markle, during an interview on British television.
The 28-year old bartender-turned-Congresswoman said that she sometimes wishes that she could just be “a human being” again.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, AOC said that she is getting tired of the scrutiny she gets for all of her decisions.
“Sometimes I just want to be a human being. And you don’t get to be a human any more,” she told HuffPost in an interview Tuesday. “Everything you do from wearing sweatpants to the bodega to getting a haircut ― every personal decision you make for yourself is never going to be yours any more.”
In a tweet, she calls the sudden fame that has plagued the freshman Congresswoman, as well as the Duchess of Sussex, a “dehumanizing experience.”
“Thank you for asking, bc not many people have asked if I’m ok.”
Sudden prominence is a very dehumanizing experience. There’s a part of your life that you lose, & it later dawns on you that you’ll never get it back.
The people who treat you like a human make all the difference. https://t.co/w0XUI4O3bD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 18, 2019
She said that although there are many critics of Meghan Markle, she can really understand how difficult sudden fame can be.
“I feel an enormous amount of empathy for her, because it requires an enormous amount of tools to be resilient ― and also to stay human in that.”
“There’s a lot of people that are going to say ‘oh, boo-hoo,’ but I feel for her,” she said. “I really feel for her.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez also said that her job as a member of Congress requires her to be around people, so she can’t hide away from the public. She does lament that it means a lack of privacy. She also says that she thought that the media attention would die down after the 2018 election, but it hasn’t.
Perhaps it’s the constant Tweeting and the stunts that she keeps pulling in order to keep the focus on her that is causing all of the attention. Ms. Cortez has also been known to snipe at opponents on Twitter while doubling-down on calling people that disagree with her racists. And then, there are her policies that are ill-conceived and poorly rolled-out.
“You kind of grieve for that. It has its highs and it has its lows,” she said. “A lot of people look at the highs, but sometimes it feels like you got a tattoo on your face that you didn’t ask for. It’s hard. It’s very hard. Sometimes you just want to get a drink or eat a hamburger.”
Source: Huffington Post
A burger, eh? Didn’t she want to get rid of cows so that the world doesn’t end in the next
twelve eleven ten eight-and-a-half years? She must mean one of those highly-processed meat-alternative burgers.
Ah, this is the very criticism that AOC complains about, right? Indeed it is. That’s because she — just like the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry who fly around on private jets everywhere — demand that everyone else alter their lifestyles to save the planet from the “climate crisis” but they are not subject to the same rules.
Well, guess what? The peons don’t like getting diktats from on high that aren’t even obeyed by the people that impose them.
So, yes, we will criticize the “democratic socialist” who gets herself a $300 haircut that she couldn’t have afforded when she was just a working schlub. We will mock the plan to eliminate cows for the sake of the climate when you admit that you like burgers just as much as we do. We’ll also laugh at your hypocrisy for demanding that we lower our carbon footprint while you jet off to (yet another) climate conference halfway around the world instead of using Skype. Yes, we will call you out for any stupid policy prescriptions that you double-down on in the Twitterverse. And, of course, we will continue to call out the ridiculous stunts that draw the attention to you like the staged photos at the fence of the ICE facility.
Get used to it.