Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced backlash for sharing an Instagram video that attributed rising prices solely to corporations, dismissing discussions about inflation as ‘propaganda.’ The video, created by the Aotearoa Liberation League, a New Zealand-based ‘decolonial justice project,’ argued that corporations were the driving force behind inflation.
Ocasio-Cortez’s decision to repost the video sparked anger from her constituents and on social media. Latisha Law, a Bronx-based certified nursing assistant, criticized Ocasio-Cortez, suggesting she’s out of touch with the rising cost of living. Law mentioned the increasing prices in grocery stores and the financial strain on individuals.
In essence, Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram video sharing, which assigned inflation to corporations and discredited the discussion around it as ‘propaganda,’ drew widespread criticism from various quarters, including her own constituents, who feel the economic pressure of escalating prices.