The right-wing media is obsessed with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Like, obsessed. They refuse to leave her alone, commenting on inconsequential and tedious topics, like her lipstick, her wearing expensive clothes for a photo shoot, and now, getting her hair done at a salon. Really. I wish I was joking. Get those eye roll emojis queued up, because this story is as exhausting as it sounds.
Alert the internet: Ocasio-Cortez got her hair done at a salon with her own money.
The progressive congresswoman got her locks done at a salon in Washington, D.C., and paid around $300!!!!!!!! before tip for her services, according to the Washington Times (not to be confused with the Washington Post), a right-wing publication. $80!!! for a haircut and $180!!! for lowlights at the Last Tangle Salon in D.C. THE CAPITALISM, THE IRONY, THE ELITE NEW YORKER ATTITUDE, the Washington Times would have you believe.
Naturally, the implication is that we should all be outraged that a woman who identifies as a socialist spent $300 on her hair, when she could have visited the "government-subsidized Capitol Hill barbershop" and saved $100 (by the Times' estimation). Yes, really.