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Twitter demolishes dude who tried to call out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her clothes

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He was ratio’d to smithereens.

Washington Examiner reporter ignited the vitriol of thousands on Twitter when he tweeted a creepy photo Thursday of elected Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and remarked on her clothing.

“Hill staffer sent me this photo of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now,” Eddie Scarry wrote. “I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles.”

In a matter of minutes, the tweet was ratio’d, which means it gained a much higher number of replies than likes or tweets. By the time of writing, at least 13,000 people had replied to the photo, most to mock or criticize Scarry for commenting on a congresswoman’s outfit under the guise of journalism.

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Last week, Ocasio-Cortez called out Fox News reporters who scoffed her for saying it would be tough to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C.

But Scarry’s tweet goes beyond an illogical criticism of her progressive politics. His post shows a photo Ocasio-Cortez from behind, makes presumptions about her clothing, and refers to the 29-year-old as a “girl.” And as some pointed on Twitter, it’s apparently not the first time Scarry has been known to share inappropriate photos of women’s backsides.

As he tweeted weak defenses, people on Twitter continued blasting Scarry.

Even alt-right personality Mike Cernovich wasn’t onboard with the tweet, advising Scarry to “delete this.”

Ocasio Cortez also replied, blasting Scarry’s misogyny.

Update 7:43am CT, Nov. 16: Scarry deleted his tweet, and offered a half-hearted apology where he said people misinterpreted his tweet.

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.