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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Going On On ‘Drag Race’, And Right-Wing Trolls Are Furious About It

In a short video posted to the internet, Ocasio-Cortez pledges allegiance to the Drag.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on 'Drag Race'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the rising stars of the American left, a senator, activist, and viral hero.

Despite the slings and arrows that she’s had to weather from trolls — those sad right-wing nuggets afraid that she’s a secret Commie, determined to turn America red — Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most popular politicians in the country. She’s the face of a new kind of left-wing politician, a far cry from the dusty old democratic establishment.

To that end, it makes perfect sense that Ocasio-Cortez would appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race, which it was announced this week that she is set to do as a Guest Judge. No, seriously. Drag Race is beloved by millennials, like her. It’s cutting edge, like her. And it exudes warmth and care for the other, like her.

The politician is set to appear as part of the show’s newest season, a genius piece of casting announced in a short video in which she “pledges allegiance to the Drag.”

Most of the internet reacted to the news with warmth and excitement. But most of the internet is not all of it, and the usual right-wing trolls started their hysterical nonsense about the senator’s decision to appear on the program.

For instance, right-wing windbag Charlie Kirk twisted the appearance into a weird attempt to suggest that the senator was unpatriotic, a remark that quickly saw him become the butt of a meme himself.

Then there are the even wilder critics, my personal favourites being the Twitter user who has claimed that Ocasio-Cortez’s appearance is proof that she’s a satanist, or conservative author Mark Dice, who simply opted to call her a “degenerate Communist.”

Anyway, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has responded to these haters with her typical flair, calling them out using a long-time Ru Paul’s Drag Race meme — a reference to “party city”, an insult thrown from Phi Phi O’Hara to fellow contestant Sharon Needles:

Truly, we stan.