She’s a total fraud’: Squad member AOC is slammed after video re-emerges of her using an ‘accent’ while addressing Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and pandering to her audience
- A video has gone viral once again of AOC appearing to put on an accent
- She made the comments during an address in 2019 at a conference in New York
‘Squad’ member AOC was slammed after video re-emerged of her using an ‘accent’ while addressing Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and pandering to her audience.
Ocasio-Cortez was addressing a crowd at a conference held by the Rev. Al Sharpton in 2019 when she famously said, with a funny inflection: ‘I’m proud to be a bartender. Ain’t nothing wrong with that.’
A new video has been circulating of that moment cut with a more recent clip in which she spoke about Donald Trump, and was not using that pronounced accent.
‘AOC is a total fraud. This is her accent before and after,’ read the caption to the video, uploaded to the Twitter account End Wokeness.
Ocasio-Cortez made a speech at an Al Sharpton-sponsored conference in New York in 2019 and was later accused of putting on a an accent
The old clip was cut with a more recent video in which AOC put on a different accent
Ocasio-Cortez address in 2019 was made during Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention that year. She went on:
‘There’s nothing wrong with working retail, folding clothes for other people to buy. There is nothing wrong with preparing the food that your neighbors will eat. There is nothing wrong with driving the buses that take your family to work.’
Days later she had already drawn criticism and addressed the allegations she was putting on an accent, claiming it was entirely authentic.
‘Folks talking about my voice can step right off,’ she wrote on Twitter. ‘Any kid who grew up in a distinct linguistic culture & had to learn to navigate class enviros at school/work knows what’s up. My Spanish is the same way.’
‘As much as the right wants to distort & deflect, I am from the Bronx. I act & talk like it, *especially* when I’m fired up and especially when I’m home. It is so hurtful to see how every aspect of my life is weaponized against me, yet somehow asserted as false at the same time,’ she continued.
Ocasio-Cortez grew up in the Bronx until she was five, when her family purchased a home in Yorktown Heights in upstate Westchester County. She returned to the Bronx after graduating from Boston University in 2011.
‘We’ve played a lot of clips of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she doesn’t talk like that in a single one of them. That’s fake, that what that is,’ Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson said at the time.
Other critics from the right took to Twitter to mock Ocasio-Cortez for her newfound accent.
‘I got five seconds into the video of AOC putting on an accent before cringing out,’ wrote Washington Free Beacon reporter Alex Griswold.
‘Ocasio-Cortez speaks in an accent that she never uses while telling a room of predominately black people that there is nothing wrong with them folding clothes, cooking, and driving other people around on a bus for a living,’ wrote Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra.
‘She literally pulled a Hillary Clinton,’ he continued, referring to Clinton’s habit of slipping into accents in front of certain audiences during her Senate campaign.
In a recent story highlighting the video from Al Sharpton’s event, Fox News shared another clip in which Ocasio-Cortez is seen to put on an accent while being heckled at a town hall in Queens last October.
In it she playfully tells the boisterous audience in an accent, ‘alright, alright, listen, listen, OK, listen,’ while gesturing with with her hands in a plea to calm the crowd.