Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended the 23-year-old paramedic whose OnlyFans account was doxxed by the New York Post

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Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez defended EMT Lauren Kwei by arguing the actual scandal was ‘medics in the United States need two jobs to survive.’

  • In a Tuesday tweet, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended a 23-year-old EMT whose OnlyFans account was doxxed by the New York Post.
  • An article by the Post, titled “NYC medic helped ‘make ends meet’ with racy OnlyFans side gig,” centers on Lauren Kwei, a 23-year-old EMT based in New York, who made the account to supplement her income amid the ongoing pandemic.
  • Kwei, however, said she did not consent to the Post running the story about her, nor did she consent to them using her full name.
  • Ocasio-Cortez said the undue shaming on Kwei for her OnlyFans account should instead be shifted on the federal government for delaying financial aid to Americans.
  • “Sex work is work,” she wrote in the tweet. “The federal [government] has done almost nothing to help people in months. We must pass stimulus checks, UI, small biz relief, hospital funding, etc.”
  • “Keep the focus of shame there, not on marginalizing people surviving a pandemic without help,” she continued.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended in a Tuesday tweet the New York paramedic whose OnlyFans account was doxxed by the New York Post.

An article titled “NYC medic helped ‘make ends meet’ with racy OnlyFans side gig” centers on Lauren Kwei, a 23-year-old EMT based in New York, who made an OnlyFans account to supplement her income in the wake of the economic fallout caused by the pandemic.

However, Kwei said she did not consent to have her story shared by the Post, “much less use my name,” she wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.

In the Facebook post, Kwei said she spoke to New York Post journalist Dean Balsamini under the impression that he was getting her side of the story after the publication was tipped about her side gig, and said: “he did not include in his article that I started crying on the phone when he finally did tell me what he was inquiring about.”

“I know my actions have consequences, and I know some of you think I was naive,” Kwei wrote. “I truly believe whoever ‘tipped’ the post does not know me personally because anyone who knows me knows the kind of person I am.”

The New York congresswoman also chimed in to support Kwei on Monday, condemning the New York Post for publishing the story.

“Leave her alone,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “The actual scandalous headline here is ‘Medics in the United States need two jobs to survive.'”

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez wrote a follow-up tweet arguing that the unwarranted shaming of Kwei for her OnlyFans account should instead be shifted onto the federal government for delaying financial aid to Americans amid the ongoing pandemic.

“Sex work is work,” she wrote. “The federal [government] has done almost nothing to help people in months. We must pass stimulus checks, UI, small biz relief, hospital funding, etc.”

“Keep the focus of shame there, not on marginalizing people surviving a pandemic without help,” she continued.

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