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Cher Splashes Cold Water on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Celebrity Cult

Cher Splashes Cold Water on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Celebrity Cult
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Cher is one of Hollywood’s most reliably left-of-center celebrities. But even the “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!” star has her limits.

The singer/Oscar winner tweets consistently about her hatred for President Donald Trump and all things GOP. And, in many cases, she uses ALL CAPS in case we can’t hear her.

Something changed this week.

Cher took a not-so-subtle swipe at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.J.), the far-far-left congresswoman who never met an absurd Green New Deal she didn’t adore. We learned this week that Amazon nixed a deal that would bring thousands of jobs to the New York area.

Ocasio-Cortez led the charge against the plan and boasted of her “victory” on, where else, social media.

That didn’t sit well with Cher, though, for all the obvious reasons.

What happened? Call it reality. Cher may be entrenched in her progressive ideology, but she still has enough common sense to realize what jobs mean to various communities.

Spoiler alert: A lot.

It’s just one tweet, but it suggests we’ll see an evolution in how Hollywood embraces the socialist in the weeks and months to come.

Right now, Hollywood is happy to share Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets and even cheer on her Green New Deal. Late-night comics have fawned over her, turning their desks into propaganda machines for her ascent.

Saturday Night Live has featured her in skits at least twice. On both occasions, the portrayal has been positive, without zeroing in on her many gaffes. The most recent appearance featured her as a “Charlie’s Angels” type heroine taking down the bad guys, aka President Trump. Heck, it’s as if her own staffers wrote the “jokes” in play.

How long will that last? We’ll see.

Here’s an easy prediction: Hollywood’s Ocasio-Cortez love affair may be short-lived. If she keeps committing gaffes, the kind even our gaslighting press can’t cover up, the country’s liberal humorists will have no choice but to take a stand.

And that means they’ll start targeting her with their barbs. They’ll have plenty of material, of course, and it will be a signal her rise may be detrimental to the causes she holds dear.

If it becomes clear she’s doing Democrats more harm than good, comedians will suddenly find the funny in her freshman year antics.