Things We Saw Today: A Terribly Mean Tweet About AOC’s Boyfriend Gets the Absurdist Meme Treatment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez smiles through the BS.

Oh brother. When a “blatantly mean tweet” about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s boyfriend started to make the rounds on Twitter, supporters of the Congresswoman came to the couple’s defense. In the manner of our modern-day Internet, many decided to take it upon themselves to point out just how mean it was in the only way Twitter knows how: memes.

Using the original quote and a slew of fictional characters, a new Twitter trend was born, and I’m both angry Rocket Raccoon was included and happy to see Twitter calling out the unnecessary cruelty of the original tweet.

Here are some other stories we’ve seen today:

Anything you think we missed out there, Mary Suevians? Let’s talk about it in the comments below!

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