CANDACE OWENS STAGES 'PHOTOSHOOT' MOCKING ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CRYING AT BORDER
Right-wing media personality Candace Owens mocked 2018 photographs showing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez crying outside a Tornillo, Texas migrant children detention center, staging her own "photoshoot" mimicking the recently unearthed pictures.
The Blexit activist joined injurious conservative critics of the New York congresswoman in ridiculing a series of pictures taken of Ocasio-Cortez last year as she broke down crying at a chain-link fence surrounding a migrant detention facility in Texas. On Monday, photographer Ivan Pierre Aguirre posted the previously unpublished pictures of Ocasio-Cortez, who at the time was a "fairly unknown House candidate" attending an immigration protest.
Owens took the opportunity Thursday to mock the emotional images and accused Ocasio-Cortez of staging a disingenuous "photo shoot" just days before she would upset 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley on June 26 of last year.
"I decided to stage a photoshoot just like @AOC! Except I'm outside of an inner-city school where the conditions are abhorrent and the majority of black AMERICAN boys can't pass a basic reading exam. Maybe the liberal media will give this epidemic some attention now? #BLEXIT," Owens tweeted Thursday.
Owens' pictures show her fake-crying and posing in a nearly identical all-white outfit worn by Ocasio-Cortez at the 2018 border protest.
"(Btw, I don't know about you guys but I always wear all-white and red lipstick plus thousands of dollars worth of jewelry when I go stage a *legitimate* protest)" Owens wrote on Instagram Thursday.
Legions of right-wing critics took to social media to edit the dramatic images of Ocasio-Cortez outside the Texas tent city after they were posted earlier this week. Scathing comments mocked Ocasio-Cortez's outfit, accused her of being too emotional and cynically said she took "acting lessons from Jussie Smollett."
Charlie Kirk, Owens' former coworker at Turning Point USA, commented on her Instagram picture, "You are actually upset over a real crisis. Unlike her."