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‘Mini AOC’ Shuts Down Following Harassment From Leftist Activists

A parody account of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was forced to shut down after leftist activists doxed the child’s family.

The popular parody account “Mini AOC” has been forced to retire after left-wing activists doxed the child actress, Ava, and her parents. Joey “Salads” Saladino, who managed and publicized the young actress, says that the child’s family received death threats and harassing calls to their personal phone numbers after left-wing activists posted their information on Instagram.

“They were just having fun, joking around. That’s all it was. And people were so vicious.”

True to its namesake, the account satirized U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, mocking the Democrat in short comedy skits. Her most recent parody, which achieved viral fame, mocked Ocasio-Cortez’s photo op at the southern border.

“Mini AOC has now retired,” tweeted Saladino on Wednesday. “The Left’s harassment and death threats have gone too far for the family, they have been getting calls on their personal phone numbers. For their safety and for their child’s safety, they deleted all Mini AOC accounts.”

His remarks were accompanied by an official statement by the child’s father, who tweeted that Ava would no longer be producing any future content as Mini AOC.

Speaking to Human Events, Saladino says he received texts from the family this morning indicating that the harassment from leftist activists was getting “too much” for them.

“They’re too violent. They’re too irrational. They’re missing a large portion of their brain. They really need to be put in check.”

“Their personal phone numbers were being doxed and they were getting harassment calls, death threats,” says Saladino. “They just felt it was best for the safety of themselves and for Ava to delete everything.”

Saladino, who is running for Congress in New York’s District 11, says that the account was first started by the family when they realized Ava looked a little bit like Ocasio-Cortez.

“They were just having fun, joking around. That’s all it was. And people were so vicious,” he says. “It was one post, they found the mom’s personal Instagram account and a bunch of them were just tweeting it out with words like ‘Have fun Twitter’. It sent a lot of targeted harassment to her.”

He says that the account had its fair share of conservative critics who argued that they disliked the idea of using children to support a political agenda. He claims a few critics even compared Ava with children who are encouraged to perform drag exhibitionism—a criticism that both he and the family staunchly disagree with.

“It’s a parody. It’s a joke. We’re not sending kids to Dianne Feinstein’s office saying ‘we’re all going to die in 12 years’ unless she signs the Green New Deal,” he says, adding that her critics on the right were at least consistent in their views. “They try to remain consistent, which is something the Left never does.”

Saladino says that the harassment towards Mini AOC is proof of the danger posed by the mainstream left and its most prolific activists.

“They’re too violent. They’re too irrational. They’re missing a large portion of their brain. They really need to be put in check.”

Ian Miles Cheong is the managing editor of Human Events

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Ian Miles Cheong is the managing editor of Human Events.

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