A Democratic Socialist “e-Girl” who made media fame after showing her support for Senator Bernie Sanders an Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is finding her “Tax the Rich” mantra is falling on deaf ears- after she was roasted online for showing off her $2m apartment.
Nicole Sanchez, known online as Neekolul, got a lot of male followers last March when she campaigned for Sanders and AOC, and became the face of the Gen Z Democratic Socialist.
— neekolul 🏳️🌈 (@neekolul) March 2, 2020
In March of this year, she posted a video wearing a “Tax The Rich” sweatshirt marketed by AOC, one that happens to cost just shy of $58 from the congresswoman’s online store.
Lack of self-awareness aside, Neekolul’s true blunder was a video where she showed the world her $2m apartment she had acquired after moving from blue California to red Texas.
In addition to being sponsored by BMW and receiving a convertible worth up to $150,000 Neekolul also has a rather expensive penthouse in Dallas.
“I wasn’t thinking I was going to show you guys this but I might as well show you,” Neekolul said in the infamous video as she shows off the iconic city skyline. “But we have a pretty sick view.”
Needless to say, she was grilled by the internet and accused of being a “grifter.”
“I thought you were a Bernie supporter?” one person responded. “Tax the rich, distribute the wealth? Everyone lives equally?”
Another commenter pointed out what seems to be a recurring trend with Democratic Socialists who “make it big” in America:
“They’re always socialist until it’s their money and not someone else’s,” the netizen wrote.
Others accused Neekolul of abandoning the left-wing haven of California in order to avoid having to lose so much income through taxation.
Beamer Girl 💙 pic.twitter.com/80UFf3CyjW— neekolul 🏳️🌈 (@neekolul) May 26, 2021
“‘Tax the Rich!!’ Buys a $2M apt in Texas, a state with literally ZERO state income tax,” one person wrote.
According to the New York Post, Neekolul defended her lifestyle, claiming that “tax the rich” only applies to billionaires.
“I think when people mean like tax the rich, I think at the end of the day they do mean like billionaires and people that have insane, unfathomable amounts of wealth,” she said. “Listen, whoever wants to show me to where those $1 to $5 million dollars are, I would happily follow you and reclaim them because I have no idea where this money is at or where it’s from.”
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