The “He Gets Us” Jesus commercials during the Super Bowl weren’t woke enough for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
AOC took to Twitter to voice her opposition to the ad Sunday night.
“Something tells me Jesus would not spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet viewed by more than 18 million.
The first 30-second commercial that aired was urging viewers to be “childlike” and the second 60-second one said “Jesus loved the people we hate,” totaling at least 21 million dollars.
“He Gets Us” spokesman Jason Vanderground responded to AOC’s criticism.
“He [Jesus] cares about our problems because he has experienced them. He gets us. We believe that investing in efforts to ensure more people consider his life and movement as inspiration for their own, will in turn, help improve the lives of those listening — and begin to create the kind of cascade of love Jesus himself sought to generate,” Vanderground told Fox News.
“What could possibly be louder and more powerful than hate? Love can. But not just any love. Confounding love. Unconditional love. Sacrificial love. The love we see in Jesus,” Vanderground added of the commercial. “What if we tried to love our enemies the way Jesus loved his? How would it change the tenor of our conflicts and our conversations?”
The “He Gets Us” website said their “agenda” is to “rediscover the life and teachings of Jesus, the world’s most radical love activist.”
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