On Monday, shipping giant Amazon took to social media to respond to Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently commented on founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ wealth, accusing Amazon of offering “slave wages.”
The controversial Congresswoman’s remarks came during an interview in which she accused Bezos of attempting to “underpay every single person” at Amazon, speculating that he pays “starvation wages” while denying workers healthcare access.
In response, Amazon said Ocasio-Cortez “is just wrong,” and went on to refute her remarks about employee wages.
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) June 17, 2019
Social media quickly reacted, with the majority of commenters siding with Amazon.
I LOVE the left! Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
— Eric Stone (@gottagetfast) June 17, 2019
I hate to say it but she is not very smart!
— Gerald Stephens (@stephens_gerald) June 17, 2019
Thank you for standing up to this nonsense Amazon!
— Henry Carmichael (@ACSPking94) June 17, 2019
@AOC My husband has been trying to get on with Amazon for months because they pay twice his current wage. Typical smear from the Left.
— Susan Meade (@44meadesl) June 17, 2019
Don’t fret.@AOC will speak falsely about someone else soon and this will be forgotten. AOC = another outrageous claim.
— Lonnie Westover (@raider99dad) June 17, 2019
She owes Amazon an apology.
— Queen (@KSTXgrl) June 17, 2019