Did you ever wonder if the youngest-ever U.S. congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), has a love life, and if so, how did you picture her beau? Apparently, a lot of her fans are surprised to learn that her live-in boyfriend is a tall, very white, bearded red-head by the name of Riley Roberts. Not all of them seem appreciative.
There is a reality show/documentary on Netflix called “Knock Down the House” that mainly features AOC during her election campaign, but also looks at three other female, radical-left, non-career-politician Democrat candidates who were running in the 2018 mid-terms. Lefties are of course eating it up and getting warm, inspirational fuzzies from the movie to the point that some say they wished the film would go on and on beyond its one-and-a-half hour length.
After appearing in the documentary, Roberts’ visibility and fame is getting a boost. His small part in the film shows him, well … to be honest, he seems to be the kind of guy you would expect a young lefty “feminist” to be today–soft, submissive, apologetic. He may not be, but that is the vibe sent in the movie.
Is that what is drawing criticism on the web? Oh, of course not. Most folks bothering to comment on social media think Roberts is a wonderful example of what a modern man should be.
Riley Roberts does not deserve to be mocked on Twitter for being a sweet, supportive and engaged boyfriend to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: https://t.co/1leoAeEaEm #KnockDownTheHouse pic.twitter.com/0lUaDFZInW
— Decider (@decider) May 3, 2019
No, it’s his looks that rub some people the wrong way. He’s a white guy … a ginger white guy at that. Not really an exemplary fit in the brave new colorful world being envisioned by many of those driving the faithful into the future.
god bless riley roberts for bringing visibility to an underrepresented group of people that i can identify with: doughy looking white guys dating beautiful latinx women way of their league
— Jesse Raub (@jesseraub) May 3, 2019
A very sympathetic Decider.com reported that “In a now-deleted tweet, one user said, ‘THIS is what AOC’s boyfriend looks like?’ and went on to say he looks ‘like a bin raccoon.'”
Not sure what a bin raccoon is, but it kinda’ sounds racist, doesn’t it?
Another opinion on the snarky side…
Can’t believe that this is AOC’s boyfriend. pic.twitter.com/k6oRyDdbbV
— Ian Brickey (@IanBrickey) May 3, 2019
But there was a lot of support expressed also …
if you guys actually watched the knock down the house doc you would see that AOC’s boyfriend is super supportive and sweet and engaged with the issues plaguing the democratic party. pic.twitter.com/CeJHmyNOZO
— Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) May 3, 2019
Decider reported … “Until now, Roberts has stayed out of the spotlight, but in Knock Down the House, we meet Roberts in the home he and Ocasio-Cortez shared in the Bronx in 2016. Roberts guiltily informs Ocasio-Cortez he finished off the last of the pint of AmeriCone Dream (Stephen Colbert’s flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream) and Ocasio-Cortez laments she never even got a bit. Perhaps a peace offering, Roberts then makes tea in their electric kettle. It’s all very adorable, and will undoubtedly leave audiences wanting to know more about this cute, red-headed hipster.”
He gave me hope that I might find a guy who doesn’t make me want to hit them upside the head.
— Kristen Lopez (@Journeys_Film) May 3, 2019
literally cannot believe some dork did a tweet calling Riley Roberts a schlub when he’s out here being supportive and beardy and ginger. foh outta here with that shit.
— emma (@emmaschuetz) May 3, 2019
That beard looked pretty trashy. Also jokes are fun and people take life and themselves too seriously!
— Joseph Sloan (@Jobe22) May 5, 2019
I think her bitch is more like it
— Achilles (@Alpha_Wolverien) May 4, 2019
“not deserve to be mocked”??? This is Twitter and winter is coming! pic.twitter.com/LIK0IPT9oo
— Christopher (@TopherStills) May 5, 2019
It’s because he’s a soulless Ginger. If his hair was brown nobody would say anything. The sales rack Old Navy clothing isn’t helping at all.
— James J. Gutierrez (@jamesjgutierrez) May 5, 2019
Roberts and AOC remain a couple to this day, it is said. So although conservatives might not give a rip, a happy ending seems possible to this story.
— MR. WILL WONG ? (@mrwillw) May 4, 2019
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