(DailyVantage.com) – Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who is no stranger to confrontations on social media, voiced disapproval of a pro-Christian Super Bowl that aired on Sunday.
The ad, released by the faith-based group “He Gets Us”, depicted a collage of black and white photos of angry, confrontational people. There were photos of African Americans confronting police officers during demonstrations, anti-COVID lockdown protesters, and a myriad of other unknown disputes.
While the ad’s intent, at first glance, seemed ambiguous, a text that read, “Jesus loved the people we hate” appeared on the screen, making it clear that the ad was released by a faith-based organization.
AOC, in response to the ad campaign’s obvious religious angle, took to Twitter to denounce the commercial. One tweet read “Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign.”
The tweet quickly went viral, accruing over 175 thousand likes in a roughly 12 hour period. Lavern Spicer, a popular conservative Twitter user, had a top response to AOC’s tweet that read “Which ad is triggering you so I know to buy their product?”
The “He Gets Us” ad campaign, according to this Fox News article, plans to spend $2 billion over the next few years.
AOC, however, was not the only one to attack the ad campaign. The Young Turks released a video criticizing the organization for its ties to “anti-LGBTQ hate groups”. One of these so-called “hate groups” that the Young Turks mention is the Servant Foundation which, according to the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center, is an “anti-LGBTQ+ hate group.” It appears as though the “hate group” designation relates to the group’s traditional Christian values and conservative stance on abortion.
AOC, who elicited the initial Twitter firestorm over the commercials, has issued no further tweets or comments.
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