Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) angered Twitter after she criticized ads about Jesus featured during the Super Bowl.
She tweeted on Sunday, “Something tells me Jesus would not spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign.”
Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 13, 2023
The Twitter account for podcast Chicks on The Right replied, “Something tells me socialists wouldn’t charge people for tickets to rail against capitalism like your buddy Bernie, but here we are.”
Something tells me socialists wouldn't charge people for tickets to rail against capitalism like your buddy Bernie, but here we are. https://t.co/qCB6WecHef
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) February 13, 2023
Columnist for Town Hall Derek Hunter wrote, “She’s thinks Jesus would spend those millions to elect Democrats to make sure their fascism has an impact!”
She's thinks Jesus would spend those millions to elect Democrats to make sure their fascism has an impact! https://t.co/eAgtmOvLAu
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) February 13, 2023
Political commentator Dan Bongino tweeted, “Lol,” followed by clown emojis.
Lol. 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡👇🏻 https://t.co/jxYJJST2cD
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) February 13, 2023
One tweet argued it is “entirely unsurprising that [AOC] would equate a message of promoting unity with ‘fascism’. Because clearly that Super Bowl ad promoted fascism.”
It is entirely unsurprising that @AOC would equate a message of promoting unity with “fascism”.
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) February 13, 2023
Writer Chad Felix Greene responded, “Honey, what now.”
Honey, what now. https://t.co/J7wcf284th
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) February 13, 2023
Researcher Tarah Price said, “Something tells me [AOC] doesn’t know Jesus or the definition of fascism.”
— Tarah Price (@tarahtalk) February 13, 2023
See more responses below:
If you ever doubted that the Left views Christianity — even when portrayed in the most watered-down fashion — as fascism, here you go… https://t.co/VOfv9IJMEe
— Bruce Hooley (@BHOOLZ) February 13, 2023
When you get really mad at the "don't hate people" ad. https://t.co/N9YFzUvZDo
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 13, 2023
How self-unaware. These ppl spent the last 3 yrs demanding everyone do as they’re told, accept forced injections, and heed to the preaching of propagandized “sponsored by Pfizer” news outlets and tech co’s that censored all dissent. They’re the fascists and it ain't even close. https://t.co/ezFzjqMBXw
— Detroit James (@theDetroitJames) February 13, 2023
Says the pagan fascist.
Projection to your base that is somehow less intelligent than you is almost too hard to comprehend. No wonder though, it’s said there bliss in ignorance. https://t.co/QxZQUyiDfN
— Steve613 (@TheRealSteve613) February 13, 2023
Spend $20 million on Super Bowl ads to pander to liberals, get your fitting reward… https://t.co/AIf2pIkd5I
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 13, 2023
You mad at the ad that was like "love your enemy" with some anti-lockdown protest photos? Are you sure you don't just want some more attention? https://t.co/Fwk8JwkWox
— Sean Fitzgerald (Actual Justice Warrior) (@IamSean90) February 13, 2023
In case you missed it:
Here's one of the He Gets Us ads that just ran during the Super Bowl. Just a totally bizarre ad.
— Andrew Perez (@andrewperezdc) February 13, 2023
The ads aired during the game as a part of the “He Gets Us” campaign, as IJR reported.
Jason Vanderground, spokesperson for the “He Gets Us” campaign, said, “It fits with our target audience really well.”
He added, “We’re trying to get the message across to people who are spiritually open, but skeptical.”
Vanderground shared that they “think Jesus is a big deal and we want to make a big deal out of it.”
He continued, “What better way to do that than to put him in the biggest cultural moment that we have the entire year?”
The campaign launched in March of last year and is funded by Hobby Lobby CEO David Green and other donors who are anonymous.
Vanderground explained, “Funding for the campaign comes from a diverse group of individuals and entities with a common goal of sharing Jesus’ story authentically.”
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