Ocasio-Cortez Didn’t Drop The F Bomb On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ So People Should Just Chill

Lawmakers in Washington — and their old school way of doing things — had no idea what they were in store for them when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her historic election. Ocasio-Cortez has no issues speaking her mind, and these older, more established, lawmakers have never had a  young woman — of color — tell it like it is.

She also has no problem with schooling how the democratic party — and our country for that matter — should be handled. First, let’s get something out of the way. Last night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in which the host asked her how many “f*cks she gives regarding what some lawmakers have critically said about her.

The newly minted congressman responded with “zero.”

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The exchange went like this:

Colbert said: “I want to ask this question in a respectful manner, knowing also that you’re from Queens, so you will understand this question. On a scale from zero to some, how many f–ks do you give?”

Ocasio-Cortez said: “zero.”

That answer, however, certainly got the attention of media outlets who focused on the F word rather than who said it.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “I actually didn’t say this, so while I know ‘brown women cursing’ drives clicks, maybe you accurately quote the whole exchange instead of manipulating people into thinking I said this sentence instead of just the word ‘zero.'”

It wasn’t just one outlet who accused her of saying the F word, so she responded to them as well.

“In a shock to no one, @politico is also running with the misattribution as well,” she tweeted. “Here’s what actually happened: I was asked a question on a late night show and answered with the word ‘zero.'”

Furthermore, Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted this excellent lesson in reporting: “This reinforces lazy tropes about women leaders in media: Older + seasoned, but unlikeable; Passionate, but angry; Smart, but crazy; Well-intentioned, but naive; Attractive, but uninformed or gaffe-prone. It’s unoriginal, lazy, and men don’t get the same either/or coverage.” Amen!

Ocasio-Cortez went to discuss other relevant topics including how the government shutdown has affected her first few weeks on the job, all while eating ice cream. (It was Ben & Jerry’s Pecan Resist!).

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“So the downside is that we’re not able to get to work as much as we want to in the beginning, but the bright side is it gives us a lot more free time to make trouble,” she said on the show.

By trouble, she means demanding Republican Majority Mitch McConnell re-open the government, which he has the authority to do.

Ocasio-Cortez also talked about the social media tips she gave her fellow Democratic leaders.

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They’re all so fascinated that she has more than 2.5 million followers on Twitter and almost 2 million on Instagram.

Here’s the advice she gave them.

“Rule No. 1 is to be authentic.”

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Ocasio-Cortez said on the show: “be yourself and don’t try to be anyone that you’re not. So don’t try to talk like a young kid if you’re not a young kid.” She also told them: “If you’re an older woman, talk like an older woman talks.”

Rule No. 2 “Don’t post a meme if you don’t know what a meme is.”

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“That was literally my advice,” and added: “and I said don’t talk like the Founding Fathers on Twitter.”

Rule No. 3 “Mute people but try not to block them.”

There’s a reason why she’s teaching the course, so pay attention! She also added that social media isn’t just for young people. She praised former Congressman John Dingell who is 93 for being savvy on Twitter.

One last thing, just in case you’re trying to come for her, she will fire back under these conditions: “If you have a blue check, if you’re in my mentions, if you’re being sassy in a way that I think is unjustified, and if I haven’t eaten in two to three hours.”

Check out her segments below on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

READ: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Had A Long Weekend Thanks To The Government Shutdown And Did Some Self-Care With This Drugstore Hack

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