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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is clapping back at the Republicans who have something negative to say about the fashions she wore on the latest cover of Vanity Fair: “Tip #1: Drink water and don’t be racist.”

AOC, as we lovingly call her, is a trendsetter and trailblazer in a variety of ways. Not only is the 29-year-old the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress, but she’s also one of the few politicians that actually understands the working-class people and fights for their well-being every day. And when you’re that poppin’, you’ll always have haters. AOC’s haters predominately from the Republican Party, who had a lot to say about Ocasio-Cortez’s wardrobe on Vanity Fair cover.

Like most photoshoots, the talent will be given borrowed clothes to use. In Ocasio-Cortez’s case, she wore a $2,850 Loewe suit, $695 Christian Louboutin slingback, and several other expensive apparel items. None of these items were purchased by AOC, yet the red ties weren’t having it online. “How many of our voters owns a $14k outfit?” wrote David Dudenhoefer, a Republican currently running for election to the U.S. House to represent Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. “What a scam. And how can she suddenly afford $14,000 outfits,” wrote another critic on Twitter.

It didn’t take long for AOC to gracefully drag and put the haters in check. “Republicans are Very Mad (again) about my appearance. This time they’re mad that I look good in borrowed clothes (again),” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.  “Listen, if Republicans want pointers on looking your best, I’m happy to share. Tip #1: Drink water and don’t be racist,” she continued.

She then broke down the false accusations that several people made about the shoot and the clothes she wore in it. “The whole ‘she wore clothes in a magazine, let’s pretend they’re hers’ gimmick is the classic Republican strategy of ‘let’s willfully act stupid, and if the public doesn’t take our performative stupidity seriously, then we’ll claim bias.’ GOP, get yourselves together. It’s sad,” she said. She also mentioned that she doesn’t get to keep the clothes in a tweet responding to Laura Ingraham, who attacked AOC online.

But when you think about it, what difference would it make if she could afford those clothes? She’s worked hard, and anything she buys off the fruits of her labor is her business. AOC wasn’t born into money, and she celebrates her upbringing, often telling the story of how she worked her way up as a Bronx native. She highlights how she worked as a bartender and other everyday jobs. Unlike others, who were given a “small loan of $1 million.”

To read Ocasio-Cortez’s Vanity Fair cover story, click this link. 

 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Vanity Fair

 

 

 




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Ethiopia Habtemariam Promoted To Chairman And CEO Of Motown Records

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Ethiopia Habtemariam has been promoted to the chairman and CEO of Motown Records.

After six years serving as president of Motown Records, Habtemariam has officially been promoted to CEO. She will now report directly to Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge. As a part of Habtemariam’s promotion, she will now have more independent power.

Before her new title, Habtemariam managed Motown’s move from New York to Los Angeles in 2014, Yahoo! News reports. She will now move forward with Motown’s mission to develop partnerships with creative and entrepreneurial brands and entities, including Atlanta-based Quality Control Music (QC). The collaboration with QC has jumpstarted the careers of popular artists, including City Girls, Migos, Lil Baby, and more.

“Motown is such an important voice and, just as when it was founded by Berry Gordy, its impact continues to be felt around the world. Motown’s resurgence and powerful partnerships under Ethiopia’s leadership has advanced the label’s legacy as home to some of today’s biggest hitmakers and most meaningful voices in music,” said Grainge in a statement.

In response to the new move, Habtemariam called her promotion an “honor.”

“It’s an incredible honor to represent and define what Motown is today. I’ve always understood the power of music and the responsibility I have, not only to continue to be an advocate for artists and creators, but to forge new paths for entrepreneurs and to lift up our next generation of executives around the world. I’d like to thank Lucian for his constant support and guidance over the years; my Motown team for all they have done and continue to do; the Capitol team for their help in building Motown over these past six years; Clarence Avant who has always taught me about the power of responsibility; and to Mr. Berry Gordy, for his faith in me to carry on his legacy.”




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‘My Biggest Concern Was History Repeating Itself’

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Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that he was scared “history would repeat itself” before leaving the royal family.

It’s been one year since Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle exited Buckingham Palace following a slew of attacks from the British media. Now, in a new clip from the couple’s first full-length interview since their exit, Harry tells Winfrey that he was afraid his family would suffer the same scrutiny his mother, Princess Diana, did.

“For me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side because I can’t begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself,” Harry said in the clip. “It’s been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other,” he added.

Diana’s mistreatment by the British media was heavily documented and has been portrayed on television for years, most recently in Netflix’s series “The Crown.” Harry has been very open about condemning media, highlighting the photographers who chased after his mother the night she died. Diana died in a car crash in 1997 as paparazzi were pursuing her.

The new interview is set to air on Sunday; Winfrey says nothing is off-limits. “Were you silent, or were you silenced?” Winfrey asks Markle in her separate interview. “You said some pretty shocking things here,” Winfrey said.

Despite what people may think, Harry says leaving the royal family was a moment for the couple to take a step back. “It was never walking away; it was stepping back, rather than stepping down,” he said in a 17-minute interview with James Corden last week. He added that his “life is always going to be about public service. Meghan signed up to that, and the two of us enjoy doing that.”

 

 




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Man Says He’s Kim Kardashian’s Husband, Tries To Break Into Her Home

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A trespasser claiming to be Kim Kardashian’s husband tried to gain access into her Los Angeles home last week.

The unnamed 24-year-old man managed to breach the main entrance gate at Kardashian’s Hidden Hills home at approximately 6:30 p.m. on February 24th. However, he was stopped before he could enter the house. When security questioned him, he claimed that he was married to the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star.

The security officers alerted law enforcement, who cited him for trespassing. The man was also placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold but has since been released.

The ordeal was particularly frightening because it comes nearly four-and-a-half years after the 40-year-old beauty mogul was tied up and robbed by thieves in her Paris hotel room. Since then, she has noticeably increased her security, with guards at “every edge” of her property.

Neither Kim Kardashian nor her reps have publicly commented on the break-in attempt.




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