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‘Breakfast Club’ Actors Respond To AOC’s Viral Dancing Video

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has had a big week.

On Thursday, she was sworn in as the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress. Later that day, she was unofficially/officially inducted into The Breakfast Club after an attempt to “own” her backfired in one of the most beautiful ways ever witnessed on social media.

A video of college-era Ocasio-Cortez doing all the dances from the dance montage in ’80s cult classic The Breakfast Club began to circulate on Wednesday after a couple of right-wing Twitter trolls tried to disseminate it as shameful and scandalous.

Much to their chagrin, the footage did go viral—though not for the reasons they’d hoped. Instead, the adorable video endeared people to the fun-loving, swift-footed AOC in a way no promotional ad could ever have hoped to.

It even drew responses from actual Breakfast Club stars Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.

“That’s it, Alexandria you’re in the club! @allysheedy1 #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #DemsTakeTheHouse,” Ringwald wrote on Twitter.

Sheedy retweeted the message, with a single Emoji as commentary:

She also voiced her approval in a reply to CNN anchor Jake Tapper:

The failed smear-tweet instantaneously drew a flood of sarcastic comments—including snarky messages from other celebrities, columnists, politicians, and social media personalities dragging the embarrassing attempt at mudslinging.

Hopefully Ocasio-Cortez addresses this VERY EMBARRASSING SCANDAL as soon as she returns from being sworn in to the United States House of Representatives