In Youtuber and Gen Z influencer fashion, AOC, the controversial congressperson, has dropped a line a merch.
From The New York Post:
The Democratic socialist lawmaker’s website is now selling a bunch of pricey apparel with trendy slogans like “Abolish ICE,” “Drink water & don’t be racist” and “Tax the rich.”
The line of merchandise caught the eye of pundits on Twitter who pointed out the hypocrisy of an anti-capitalism legislator coming up with their own clothing line.
“AOC is selling $65 dollar sweatshirts that say ‘tax the rich’ that only rich ppl can afford. Should just say ‘Tax Me,’” wrote user @MattsIdeaShop on Wednesday with a photo of the “Tax the rich” top.
“When you’re aiming for socialism but you hit capitalism,” they added.
Another pundit noted that the 31-year-old progressive icon and “Squad” leader was also a member of the wealthy class given her six-figure congressional income.
While some are praising the effort as “innovative” AOC is doing nothing new. Previous candidates have sold merchandised items, the main difference being the congresswoman’s items have more than just her logo and appear to be designed to be a virtue signal.