“Using the European band Phoenix’s Lisztomania, the students created what they call the BU “Lisztomania” Brat Pack Mashup, a homage to the original, which first aired on YouTube last year,” the university said at the time. “The mashup, a remix of song and video clips, was an instant sensation and has been replicated worldwide.”
Social media users came to her defense after the tweet.
“Now she’s totally done for. Newly unearthed video reveals that when @AOC was in college, she was … adorable,” Karen Tumulty tweeted.
BREAKING extremely damaging video has just been released and it’s… wait, I’m sorry, it’s just @AOC dancing around. This is fine; please excuse the interruption. https://t.co/SJ7d9vTmN7
— Danielle (@daniellegee)
Well, @AOC is officially done. She’ll never recover from the world seeing her…
…dancing adorably and having fun with her friends in high school? https://t.co/0zENCzBinA
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt)
Now she’s totally done for. Newly unearthed video reveals that when @AOC was in college, she was … adorable. https://t.co/EkqXTrQSAo
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty)
The new Democratic representative from New York has gained popularity since her election in November, and has used social media to define herself on her own terms.
Ocasio-Cortez has in the past called out a journalist who referred to her as “a girl” in a November tweet critical of her clothing.
Eddie Scarry, a media reporter for The Washington Examiner, posted a photo of Ocasio-Cortez walking down a hallway alongside a caption that read, “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.”
The tweet was widely criticized as sexist and inappropriate. It came after Ocasio-Cortez suggested in an interview that it would be challenging to afford an apartment in Washington before her congressional salary kicks in.
“Dark hates light – that’s why you tune it out,” she posted in response to that tweet about her clothes. “Shine bright & keep it pushing.” Scarry later deleted the tweet.
A similar fate befell the person behind the dancing video. Hours after posting it, a search for the account AnonymousQ on Twitter said it doesn’t exist.