'#AOCLovesElon' Trends Following Bizarre Twitter Interaction Between The Pair

A bizarre interaction between Elon Musk and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. on Twitter led to memes and the hashtag '#AOCLovesElon' trending online.

On Friday, the 32-year-old New York representative took apparent aim at the Tesla CEO f0llowing Musk's recent purchase of Twitter.

Writing to her 12.9 million followers, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: "Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special."

Twitter being Twitter, responses to the politician's tweet were mixed.

However, after 50-year-old Musk spotted the tweet, rather than engage AOC in a debate over the matter, he instead responded: "Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy".

Per Bloomberg, Ocasio-Cortez reportedly did respond to Musk saying "I was talking about Zuckerberg but ok," but later deleted her response around one minute later.

Nevertheless, the odd interaction between the two figures was enough to capture the attention of fellow Twitter users, and soon enough, the hashtag '#AOCLovesElon' started trending on the social media platform.

Many of the tweets poked fun at some of Ocasio-Cortez's previous tweets, in which she claimed that Republicans were mad because they couldn't date her and it was their "deranged sexual frustrations" that were causing their "fixation" with her.

Also, there were memes... a lot of them:

Although Musk has previously been supportive of both political sides, the billionaire has received praise from many people after announcing that he plans to make the social media platform inclusive of free speech.

In an official statement announcing the historic acquisition, Musk said: "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated."

In a recent tweet, Musk clarified his position on free speech, writing:

"By 'free speech', I simply mean that which matches the law.

"I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law.

"If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect.

"Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people."

Expanding on his plans for the platform, Musk also mentioned in his purchase statement: "I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans."

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