Alex Stein, a comedian and far-right activist, had on Wednesday catcalled Ocasio-Cortez in racialized terms and made lewd comments about her body
In a video he posted to social media, he can be seen calling her his "favorite big booty Latina" who is "hot hot hot like a tamale" and wants to "kill babies" — the latter being a reference to Ocasio-Cortez' pro-abortion stance
The stunt earned him an hour-long appearance on "MTG:Live," the podcast-style show that Green regularly posts to Facebook, where Greene suggested that Ocasio-Cortez ought to be grateful for the attention
"You're a comedian, you're doing what you do, saying things that are actually quite the compliment," said Greene[…]
Stein said: "I was complimenting! She's Jenny from the Block! I mean, J. Lo is known for her voluptuous derrière, and all I was trying to do is say you look great!"
Stein earlier told Insider's Cheryl Teh that he would "love to date" the New York congresswoman
On the show, Stein noted that he was from Texas and Greene is in Georgia, and described his behavior towards Ocasio-Cortez as "Southern hospitality"[…]
"I don't think that that, for me, is some sort of negative thing, but they live in a society where compliments are bigotry, and based in racism and hate," he said[…]
Greene agreed and suggested that Ocasio-Cortez should have thanked him. "I think women should be confident if a man gives you a compliment, a woman can say 'thank you'" she said
"Or if she's going upstairs and someone's yelling stuff at her, she can just wave and go on, and not go into full outrage"