As we told you over the weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at “irredeemable” capitalism during comments at SXSW.
AOC misquotes Bill Gates during SXSW speech on workplace automation, says capitalism is 'irredeemable' https://t.co/jWA64aK5X8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 11, 2019
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts capitalism as an 'irredeemable' system, during a speech at SXSW https://t.co/UC1SLshKhG
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) March 10, 2019
People have spotted some serious irony in AOC receiving adoring applause for her criticism of capitalism, especially considering where the comments were delivered:
I don't think I could come up with something funnier than Olestra-Cortez complaining about capitalism at a place like SXSW.
— Sarah (@mamaswati) March 10, 2019
Right? You can’t make this stuff up!
While everything going on at SXSW is fueled by capitalism. There wouldn’t be a SXSW without capitalism.
— Julie Copeland (@premierlady89) March 11, 2019
Wait… what? Capitalism allowed for you to be at SXSW. This is all just word vomit. https://t.co/zW2ZJevV0M
— Alyssa E. Hackbarth (@AlyssaEinDC) March 10, 2019
— Sandra (@azbrumb18) March 10, 2019
This is hilarious because without capitalism SXSW would not exist. How much did people pay to hear her say this in person? https://t.co/98YH4Pmv6Q
— The Ivory Pomegranate (Debbie) (@mosesmosesmoses) March 10, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez also reserved some harsh criticism for corporations during her comments at SXSW, but she didn’t specifically mention any of the large corporations that sponsor the event:
— John Gerardi (@johnvgerardi) March 10, 2019
And that’s just a few.