Politics

This Guy Criticised A Female Politician’s Clothes, Now He’s Getting Massively Owned Online

"I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles."

"Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now. I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles."

This morning, somebody made a big mistake on Twitter. That someone was Eddie Scarry, a bloke who decided to tweet a picture of recently elected US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and try to talk shit about her based on the jacket and coat she’s wearing.

If you don’t know her, Ocasio-Cortez recently became the youngest woman ever elected to US Congress. She made a name for herself thanks to her background which, unlike most US politicians, was genuinely working class. But apparently that wasn’t enough for Scarry.

“Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now,” Scarry wrote. “I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles.”

He’s basically just having a go at Ocasio-Cortez for calling herself working class and also wearing (honestly very normal) clothes. It goes without saying that he’s a massive dickhead and also wrong, a point Ocasio-Cortez herself has already made much more eloquently in this tweet.

She’s not the only one to shut Scarry down. His tweet has already become one of the most powerful memes of 2018, and thousands of people are responding to it with pictures of other jackets and coats that also “don’t look like a girl who struggles”, whatever that means.

Scarry’s actually getting pretty thoroughly owned, and it’s a gift to behold. Here are some of the best contributions so far:

This meme has been a pretty great insight into iconic fashion, to be honest. It also raises a time-honoured philosophical question: what jacket and coat does look like it belongs to a girl who struggles? Is it possible to capture the concept of struggle in mere clothing? What does it mean to be a jacket, or a coat? Should Eddie Scarry log the fuck off? Does Eddie Scarry even understand the gravity of the mistake he has just made?

Given that he’s currently doubling down and trying to promote his book on Twitter, we guess not. We’ll update this post when he realises he’s been absolutely owned.