Congress freshmen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken to Instagram to show off her boyfriend’s fresh new look after internet trolls mocked his overgrown locks and beard in the documentary Knock Down the House.
The film, recorded during her campaign days in anticipation of the 2018 primaries, shows the Democrat firebrand’s longtime boyfriend social media consultant Riley Roberts as he supports her on the road.
Shortly after the documentary was released, internet trolls quickly attacked Roberts for his unkempt red mane and long beard.
‘Apologies for this blatantly mean tweet but THIS is what AOC’s boyfriend looks like?’ one user wrote in a since deleted tweet, adding he looks like a ‘bin raccoon’.
AOC flaunted her boyfriend Riley Roberts’ fresh haircut and beard trim on Instagram Saturday
She joked that internet trolls mocked Roberts so hard for his unkempt hair and beard in the documentary Knock Down the House, that he got a makeover
AOC cheered on her longtime social consultant boyfriend for his new look saying: ‘ You look good! Ooooh look at that shape up!’
‘Wait a minute…AOC’s boyfriend looks like THIS? Me, at my high school graduation? WTF????’ another troll posted.
Despite the haters, AOC was proud of her man’s new do posting a video of his fresh locks on Instagram cheering ‘You look good! Ooooh look at that shape up!’
In the video a friend is heard joking ‘look at that cute little bin raccoon!’
‘The internet roasted Riley into getting a haircut/glow up after Knock Down the House,’ she captioned her video.
On Twitter she revealed that she and her boyfriend were ‘ready for lumberjack life’ after they didn’t cut their hair in months, but added she’s a fan of his fresh new hair cut.
‘It was very nice to see him again after we took a weed wacker to his castaway beard post-election,’ she tweeted Friday.
Shortly after the documentary was released, internet trolls quickly attacked Roberts for his unkempt red mane and long beard. One Twitter troll compared his appearance to a ‘bin raccoon’
Though he doesn’t get much screen time in the documentary, Roberts is introduced as ‘Alexandria’s partner’, makes her tea, and proudly films her as she submits her candidacy for Congress
The documentary Knock Down the House offers a unique glimpse into AOC’s home life with her boyfriend.
Though he doesn’t get much screen time he’s introduced as ‘Alexandria’s partner’, makes her tea, and proudly films her as she submits her candidacy for Congress.
In an previous interview with DailyMail.com, AOC’s mother Blanca confessed she hopes her daughter will marry Roberts.
‘I love him,’ Blanca said. ‘He is the most loving, supporting person I’ve seen. He helped her tremendously during the election. They’ve been together for four years now, after they reconnected from a college breakup.
‘I know they love children, and they do very well with children from the family.
‘So, I hope they get married soon. Although they haven’t told me anything about their plans.’
Haters: This Twitter user slammed Roberts as a ‘bin raccoon’ in a since-deleted tweet
Critics hit right back the trolls saying politics is about more than just looks