If you’ve been following the Gillette ad controversy this week, you know it’s a very dumb “controversy.” The razor company’s latest ad campaign “The Best A Man Can Be” rankled touchy conservative men who don’t like being told not to objectify women.
Some angry right-wing men promised to boycott and some of them, not understanding what a boycott is, tried to dispose of razors they had already purchased in truly stupid ways. Plenty of celebrities and politicians chimed in to support the company and now freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has added her voice to theirs.
Democratic Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in support of Gillette’s latest anti-misogynist ad campaign and didn’t miss a chance to get a dig in at her right-wing critics:
Gotta love it when the folks calling activists getting arrested to advance equal rights “snowflakes” turn around and get offended by things like coffee cups + razor commercials https://t.co/ezbyFVc5dC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 17, 2019
Her fans were totally here for it, tweeting their support for AOC:
— teachwriteandlove (@spresto1416) January 18, 2019
Conservatives, by their very nature, have been and always will be the prototypical "snowflake," melting at every perceived slight against their myopic cultural viewpoint. https://t.co/407Mu5qsIS
— Publius (@Citizenof1776) January 18, 2019
they're projecting https://t.co/3Xm6ejjzqR
— Kyle Oddis (@kyle_oddis) January 18, 2019
Or kneeling during the national anthem, or hearing the phrase "Happy Holidays" https://t.co/lwTd0rtjoL
— Dylan Schuck (@schuckster) January 18, 2019
— Ray Sal (@raybelsal) January 18, 2019
AOC saying what everyone really needs to hear. https://t.co/yslJFB9dRh
— Carley Cole (@carley_cole) January 18, 2019
Nailed it. https://t.co/HAYHxAwurp
— Kristiina Brunila (@KristiinaBrunil) January 18, 2019
In other AOC news, the freshman representative gave her first speech on the House floor this week and it quickly became C-SPAN’s most-watched clip:
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) January 18, 2019
In the speech Ocasio-Cortez told the story of one of her constituents, an immigrant from Yemen and air traffic controller supervisor out of JFK, who’s been working without pay thanks to Trump’s shutdown. AOC highlighted how stressful her constituent’s job was already and that financial troubles weren’t helping the situation.
“It is terrifying to think that almost every single air traffic controller in the United States is currently distracted at work because they don’t when their next paycheck is coming.”