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AOC Responds To Backlash For Selling Expensive Sweatshirt With 'Controversial' Slogan

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Photo Credit: Twitter/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently announced that her new merchandise collection was available to pre-order. The collection includes T-shirts and sweatshirts with slogans like “Drink water & don’t be racist” or “Change takes courage.”

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Among the items, the one that caught the attention of netizens was a navy blue sweatshirt bearing the slogan “Tax the rich.” Many accused her for hypocrisy because of the $65 price tag. This was later slashed to $58.

Photo Credit: Twitter/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

AOC addressed the backlash, sharing a tweet by someone who stated he was a “former mass-market apparel designer” who wrote, “Made in America. Union printed. Sounds about right. That’s what it costs to pay everyone a decent wage along the way.”

AOC responded, “Republicans are freaking out because we don’t use slave-wage labor for merch that funds grassroots organizing. But what’s the difference between Trump’s merch and ours? Ours is made in the US.”

Photo Credit: Twitter/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

She added, “Oh, and by the way: Tax the Rich.”