Ok, it’s not like we’re avid readers of Gateway Pundit, but sometimes, you have to visit this right-wing site for the jokes disguised as “journalism.”
Case in point, the outlet’s latest “EXCLUSIVE” of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in high school.
Oh no, AOC was known as Sandy Ocasio!
We have a lot to say about how ridiculous this piece really is and what it was implying, but then we saw this tweet from Latino Rebels contributor Aaron Sanchez to brilliantly sum it up for all of us:
Latinxs often use anglicized nicknames in hopes of fitting in or at least not standing out. It’s not surprising at all. What’s telling is that they’re trying to use this as some kind of evidence that discredits her latinidad. https://t.co/mtjTuaH1qc
— Aaron E Sanchez (@1stworldchicano) January 2, 2019
Aaaron’s tweet is 100% truth, and it was pretty clear others felt the same way:
My Puerto Rican grandfather was Gerardo and EVERYONE (in Puerto Rico) called him Jerry.
— Nancy V (@coqui358) January 3, 2019
Not to mention often have anglicized nicknames imposed on us and we grin and bear it. Several people throughout the years have insisted on calling me Lucy even though I have asked them not to.
— Luciana Lopez (@Luciana_F_Lopez) January 3, 2019
Some of us do it so that we don’t have to hear our names mangled over and over….
— Al_Bondigas (@tichie) January 3, 2019
My dad was Jose Bermudez from Leon Gto, his compas here all called him “Joe”. No man more Mexican than my pa’. I was named after him but went by Jose only because I hated being called “Little Joe”.
— Jose B (@donchep) January 3, 2019
My ma’s name is María and some call her Mary or Mary Angel (María de los Ángeles)
— Bitch, all offense*B△K Pledge* (@Natis) January 3, 2019
Hey, Gateway Pundit, you guys clearly are stretching it, but it doesn’t surprise us at all, because we know, you guys are SUDDENLY OBSESSED with a strong Boricua woman who, quite frankly, couldn’t care less about your “reports.” But thanks for the laughs about your Latinidad ignorance.
Meanwhile, we will have our founder share the final word:
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) January 3, 2019