Sandy Cortez received quite a bit of blowback for hobnobbing with the very rich and famous at the Met Gala this week. Most of the mockery and derision was prompted by her decision to wear a designer gown with “Tax the Rich” emblazoned on her ass.
And boy was she dragged. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, so-called voice of the working class, goes to the “It” event of the year wearing an expensive gown and pricey jewelry while rubbing elbows with celebrities. Then she has the audacity to parade around with a “Tax the Rich” ass as if she actually means it.
But the joke’s on you if you think she wasn’t aware of the irony.
See, the thing you have to remember is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just the character Sandy Cortez plays.
Never confuse the actress with the character she plays.
Emelia Clarke doesn’t actually own a dragon, you know. She isn’t really Daenerys Targaryen.
Sandy Cortez is no more a member of the House than Emelia Clarke is a member of House Targaryen.
It wasn’t Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who attended the Met Gala in a “Tax the Rich” gown. It was Sandy Cortez, the once-aspiring actress who auditioned for the role of a lifetime – that of the young, socialist upstart Congresswoman from the Bronx.
And the dream of every aspiring actress came true for Sandy. Not only was she cast in the role, but it turned her into an overnight sensation. Tens of thousands of devoted fans, hundreds of television interviews, oodles of magazine cover shoots, and her own line of merchandising.
Sure, her acting style is a bit over-the-top. She’s more emotive than a silent picture actress. But for many, that hyper-dramatic style was part of Sandy’s charm. It helped push her to superstardom.
So when she decided to go out on the town to rub elbows with her fellow celebrities, Sandy decided to have a little fun, so she emblazoned one of her character’s catch-phrases to her ass.
It’s no different than Gary Coleman turning up at the Met Gala with “What’chu talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?” emblazoned on the back of his tuxedo.
Sandy knows what made her famous. And having it stamped on the back of her borrowed gown was nothing more than an inside joke – having some fun with the character she plays.
There’s a reason the Center for Effective Lawmaking rated Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as one of the least effective members of the Congress in her first
season term on the air in office. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t a real Congresswoman; she’s just a character Sandy Cortez plays on TV.
And just as actors don’t really die in death scenes or engage in sex in sex scenes — or fly fire-breathing dragons for that matter — Sandy doesn’t really legislate. It’s all just part of the Hollywood magic.
It isn’t hypocritical for Sandy Cortez to turn up at the Met Gala. That’s what celebrities do. It’s the place to be seen, photographed, interviewed, and, yes, create controversy.
Because controversy is a terrific way for a young actress to boost her name recognition.
And it worked, didn’t it? Sandy Cortez got exactly what she wanted from her trip to the Met Gala.
She trolled you.
Now, delighted in the knowledge that all the dopes who actually believe she really is a Congresswoman fell for it, Sandy Cortez can spend the rest of the week watching all that free publicity come pouring in.
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