Oh, whoa is me! Can you imagine craving the spotlight so much, being the primary pusher of your want for fame and then complaining when you become so known that you lament your fame because there are people that criticize you as well?
That is the latest life conundrum from socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Ocasio-Cortez did an interview with HuffPost on Tuesday and bared her soul in telling the outlet that “sometimes [she] just wants to be a human being.”
“Sometimes I just want to be a human being. And you don’t get to be a human any more,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Everything you do from wearing sweatpants to the bodega to getting a haircut ― every personal decision you make for yourself is never going to be yours any more.”
Listen, what Ocasio-Cortez is saying is perfectly understandable. But, she asked for this. She's partially a product of her own creation. What do you expect when you post every other thing you do to social media? Fame isn’t exactly a smart bomb. Yes, a lot of people are going to love you, but not everyone. Eventually, you’re going to receive just as much, if not more, negativity from people than you do positivity.
During the interview, the freshman congresswoman also says she can relate to the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in terms of being a constant center of attention, but also wishes she didn’t have to deal with all the negativity of her rise to fame.
“I feel an enormous amount of empathy for her [Markle], because it requires an enormous amount of tools to be resilient — and also to stay human in that,” Ocasio-Cortez also told HuffPost.
Is it just me, or is it kinda weird that Ocasio-Cortez keeps referring to wanting to be “human?” I know she’s probably talking about some emotional or psychological feeling of not being treated like a human being when you’re in the spotlight, but if she just pulled back slightly from social media — didn’t post every single thought she had — she might be a little happier about her situation. That might help the next time she thinks about posting her surprise about something that was invented way before she was born.
I don’t really see her slowing down when you take her final reported comment of the interview into account.
“I can’t afford to be hidden away,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “In order for me to do my job, I need to be connected to people. My job is to love people. And that’s very difficult sometimes given the amount of barriers.”
What barriers? She was a bartender just a year ago. Now, as the article points out, she’s the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, she had millions of followers within her first year of being in Congress and the media obsesses over her like she says a lot of important things.
Other members of Congress only dream of getting the attention she gets. If those are barriers, maybe she’s in the wrong profession.
H/T: The Blaze