Congress's dancing queen! Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez cuts loose in resurfaced viral video homage to The Breakfast Club, leaving people VERY divided over the socialist hero's moves

A playful video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college has resurfaced, and while the intention was to shame the youngest congresswoman in history, it had the opposite effect. 
The roughly 30-second clip began circulating on Twitter just days before the 29-year-old was sworn into office on Thursday. Although tweets claimed the footage was from her high school years, it was actually filmed in 2010, when she was a senior at Boston University.
The video shows a smiling Ocasio-Cortez wearing a Boston University T-shirt and a pencil skirt as she happily performs choreography from the 1985 film The Breakfast Club on top of a roof.  
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Throwback: A playful video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college has resurfaced on social media
Throwback: A playful video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college has resurfaced on social media
Throwback: A playful video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college has resurfaced on social media 
Living it up: The video shows a smiling Ocasio-Cortez wearing a Boston University T-shirt as she performs choreography from the 1985 film The Breakfast Club
Living it up: The video shows a smiling Ocasio-Cortez wearing a Boston University T-shirt as she performs choreography from the 1985 film The Breakfast Club
Before it made its rounds on conservative websites and Twitter, the clip was posted to LiveLeak, where it has since been deleted.     
Critics of Ocasio-Cortez posted the video to demean her, but many people ended up mocking them for trying to tear her down using an innocent clip of her joyfully dancing. 
'Well, @AOC is officially done,' comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted. 'She’ll never recover from the world seeing her...(watches video) ...dancing adorably and having fun with her friends in high school?'
'Meh. This isn’t a big deal,' someone else commented. 'A high school kid being a goofball is the best part of being in high school. 
Try again? Critics of Ocasio-Cortez posted the video to demean her, but the plan backfired 
Try again? Critics of Ocasio-Cortez posted the video to demean her, but the plan backfired 
Fact check: Although tweets claimed the footage was from her high school years, it was actually filmed in 2010, when she was a senior at Boston University
Fact check: Although tweets claimed the footage was from her high school years, it was actually filmed in 2010, when she was a senior at Boston University
Oozing with sarcasm: Comedian Patton Oswalt joked that Ocasio-Cortez was 'officially done' because the world has seen her 'dancing adorably' 
Oozing with sarcasm: Comedian Patton Oswalt joked that Ocasio-Cortez was 'officially done' because the world has seen her 'dancing adorably' 
Good point: Caissie St. Onge pointed out that the footage was making her even more popular 
Good point: Caissie St. Onge pointed out that the footage was making her even more popular 
Fail: Louis Morgan compared it to Ted Cruz revealing Beto O'Rourke was in a high school band
Fail: Louis Morgan compared it to Ted Cruz revealing Beto O'Rourke was in a high school band
Reference: Some people couldn't resist comparing the outrage to Footloose, the 1984 film about a small town where dancing was banned
Reference: Some people couldn't resist comparing the outrage to Footloose, the 1984 film about a small town where dancing was banned
Get over it: Plenty of people agreed that the video wasn't a big deal 
Get over it: Plenty of people agreed that the video wasn't a big deal 
Hard to miss: Karen Tumulty pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez was 'adorable' in college 
Hard to miss: Karen Tumulty pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez was 'adorable' in college 
'A word to the wise, poke the Ocasio-Cortez bear with caution. Critique her policies—not her history. It sets a dangerous precedent. Take the high road.'
And Gerren Taylor added: 'I’ve watched this video several times looking for the negative parts....I’ve decided the problem is it’s not long enough.' 
Parker Higgins explained in a lengthy Twitter thread that the footage of Ocasio-Cortez was actually a part of an early meme. 
When a video mashup of the dance sequence from The Breakfast Club and Phoenix's song Lisztomania went viral in 2009, it inspired plenty of remakes. Ocasio-Cortez was one of the students who appeared in Boston University's version. 
Backstory: Parker Higgins explained in a lengthy Twitter thread that the footage of Ocasio-Cortez was actually a part of an early meme
Backstory: Parker Higgins explained in a lengthy Twitter thread that the footage of Ocasio-Cortez was actually a part of an early meme
Original: The footage was taken from Boston University's mashup video of the dance scene from The Breakfast Club and Phoenix's song Lisztomania
Original: The footage was taken from Boston University's mashup video of the dance scene from The Breakfast Club and Phoenix's song Lisztomania
Original: The footage was taken from Boston University's mashup video of the dance scene from The Breakfast Club and Phoenix's song Lisztomania
'Congratulations New York!' Dan Jordan was one of the Twitter users who posed the clip, which originated on LiveLeak
'Congratulations New York!' Dan Jordan was one of the Twitter users who posed the clip, which originated on LiveLeak
Backlash: Many people ended up mocking conservatives for trying use an innocent clip to tear her down
Backlash: Many people ended up mocking conservatives for trying use an innocent clip to tear her down
Hitting back: Doug Gordon was quick to bring up the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanugh 
Hitting back: Doug Gordon was quick to bring up the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanugh 
Not backing down: Some went on the offensive and attacked members of the GOP 
Not backing down: Some went on the offensive and attacked members of the GOP 
Just a thought: One person pointed out that people should be trying to dig up President Donald Trump's tax returns 
Just a thought: One person pointed out that people should be trying to dig up President Donald Trump's tax returns 
'The delightful dancing video of AOC that is being circulated right now* is actually part of a pretty storied, if now mostly forgotten, remix culture phenomenon,' Higgins pointed out. 
Some people couldn't resist comparing the outrage to Footloose, the 1984 film about a small town where dancing was banned. 
'What is the problem here? Do we live in Footloose Town? Was I unaware that we were living in Footloose Town this entire time?' Dana Schwartz tweeted.
'You know the laws in New York are very different from the laws in the town in Footloose, yes?' Amy Brown asked. 
Fan: Gerren Taylor said the only thing wrong with the video was that it wasn't long enough
Fan: Gerren Taylor said the only thing wrong with the video was that it wasn't long enough
Paul Blumenthal defended Ocasio-Cortez by posting a photo of Mitch McConnell posed in front of a large Confederate flag 
Paul Blumenthal defended Ocasio-Cortez by posting a photo of Mitch McConnell posed in front of a large Confederate flag 
News: Zach Schonfeld joked that he was working on his own scoop about Ocasio-Cortez 
News: Zach Schonfeld joked that he was working on his own scoop about Ocasio-Cortez 
Backlash: Since winning her congressional primary last June, the democratic socialist has become a target for right-wing critics
Backlash: Since winning her congressional primary last June, the democratic socialist has become a target for right-wing critics
Big moment: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (far left) performed a ceremonial swearing-in for Ocasio-Cortez (center) on Thursday 
Big moment: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (far left) performed a ceremonial swearing-in for Ocasio-Cortez (center) on Thursday 
The attempt to shame Ocasio-Cortez clearly backfired, as many claimed to like her even more because she appeared in the video. 
'They are re-enacting the dance from the movie “The Breakfast Club.” You spreading this video will only make her more popular,' Caissie St. Onge tweeted.
'Wow, so not only can she place in international science fairs, become the youngest congressperson, and cook, but she can also dance!' someone else commented. 
Ocasio-Cortez has yet to respond to the video, but Thursday was a big day for her, as she was sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Since winning her congressional primary last June, the democratic socialist has become a target for right-wing critics who have slammed everything from her clothes to her personal finances. 
Congress's dancing queen! Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez cuts loose in resurfaced viral video homage to The Breakfast Club, leaving people VERY divided over the socialist hero's moves Congress's dancing queen! Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez cuts loose in resurfaced viral video homage to The Breakfast Club, leaving people VERY divided over the socialist hero's moves Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:03 Rating: 5

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