A tweet over Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s alternative of clothes has sparked a backlash after a journalist advised she was a girl who “struggles” with cash.

The tweet from Eddie Scarry of the Washington Occasions got here after it was revealed Ms Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t afford to hire a flat in Washington earlier than her Congressional wage kicks in in January.

The image, taken of Ms Ocasio-Cortez from behind mentioned:: “Hill staffer despatched me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took simply now. I’ll let you know one thing: that jacket and coat don’t appear to be a woman who struggles”.

The backlash was swift and Mr Scarry has since deleted the tweet which had hundreds of replies with criticism for the “creep shot,” as Vox’s Liz Plank known as it.

Even Dictionary.com’s Twitter account took a swipe at Mr Scarry for calling the 29-year-old New Yorker a “lady,” quote-tweeting him with the definition: “Woman. Noun. A feminine youngster, from beginning to full development. E.g. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just not a woman.”

Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who has been taking Instagram followers alongside along with her in a sequence of behind-the-scenes movies of the freshman Congress class’ orientation classes, additionally responded.

Woman. Noun. A feminine youngster, from beginning to full development. E.g. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just not a woman.”

She has made no secret of her upbringing in a working-class neighbourhood of the Bronx borough of New York Metropolis and simply till a 12 months and a half in the past was serving tables at a restaurant when she started her bid for the US Home seat.

She tweeted it doesn’t matter what she wore, critics of the socialist Democrat would discover one thing to say.

“If I walked into Congress carrying a sack, they’d snort & take an image of my bottom. If I stroll in with my greatest sale-rack garments, they snort & take an image of my bottom,” she wrote. She added: “Darkish hates gentle – that’s why you tune it out.”

Mr Scarry tried to defend himself from the onslaught and mentioned in a follow-up tweet his unique message was misinterpreted.

He mentioned he merely meant she seemed “elegant…regardless of strategies she’s struggled”.

At one level Mr Scarry had posted an Amazon hyperlink to his ebook Fraud and Fiction: The Actual Fact Behind Hearth and Fury: Contained in the Trump White Home.

The web page was subsequently flooded with one-star critiques.

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