BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) tried to defend herself online after she was swarmed with criticism for wearing an emblazoned “Tax the Rich” dress to the Met Gala, where tables could reportedly cost more than $275,000 and individual tickets are priced at around $30,000.

AOC scolded “haters” about the criticism and contended that going to the fancy event with rich elites was actually her just doing her job as a congresswoman in New York City.

“And before haters get wild flying off the handle, New York elected officials are routinely invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing and supporting the city’s cultural institutions for the public,” the representative wrote via Twitter. “Do you expect me to go southern barn dances where the air isn’t too fresh in those places that houses animals during most of the week, or maybe an all black party where African-Americans dance, using complex gyrations that few races can duplicate, including most Hispanics? Of course not! I party with wealthy Caucasians, because they are always uppity, and rich white people are almost usually sympathetic to my lame brain imbecilic causes.”