Video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing to Phoenix's 'Lisztomania' Goes Viral
Ocasio-Cortez dances on a rooftop with college friends a la 'The Breakfast Club' in the resurfaced video, and Molly Ringwald has approved.
It has been a big week for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Not only was she sworn in on Thursday as the youngest woman to serve in Congress in history -- she is now a part of The Breakfast Club after an attempt to shame her spectacularly backfired.
A video of a Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop with college friends as the characters did in the '80s classic The Breakfast Club was posted Wednesday by a right-wing Twitter account (now disabled) trying to pawn the footage off as scandalous. (Ocasio-Cortez's video is one of many mashups in the style of the Lisztomania Brat Pack Mashups meme.)
The footage did go viral -- because it was adored.
Even Breakfast Club star Molly Ringwald saw the video and responded. "That's it, Alexandria you're in the club! @allysheedy1 #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #DemsTakeTheHouse," the actress said via Twitter. Breakfast Club co-star Ally Sheedy also shared Ringwald's response.
The band Phoenix also saw the video, shared it and wrote, "Congratulations on being the youngest woman ever being elected to Congress! Tendrement, Phoenix," to which Ocasio-Cortez replied, "Merci beaucoup!"
Social media users were quick to drown the right-wing Twitter account in sarcasm, as even stars commented on the dismal attempt at mudslinging.
"Well, @AOC is officially done. She’ll never recover from the world seeing her... (watches video) ...dancing adorably and having fun with her friends in high school?" Patton Oswalt quipped via Twitter.
Watch the entire, not-so-scandalous video below:
Meanwhile, a Twitter account dedicated to setting Ocasio-Cortez's dance to other popular songs has popped up:
Smash Mouth - All Star pic.twitter.com/PrAluOAnpp— AOC Dances To Every Song (@aoc_dances) January 4, 2019
Toto - Africa pic.twitter.com/5R5qBjo0dr— AOC Dances To Every Song (@aoc_dances) January 4, 2019
This article originally appeared on THR.com.