Former secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming under fire for a video Tweeted during a lunch event in New York this week.
In the video Clinton says “Thanks for your feminism, for your activism, and all I can hope is you keep up the really important, good work.” An off-screen voice then prompts Clinton, who added “And let me just say, this is directed to the activist bitches supporting bitches, so let’s go.”
Although the added phrase was a requested shout out to an activist group by the same name the video drew immediate response from many who felt the language and timing were inappropriate following a recent New York Times report about Clinton keeping a senior adviser on her 2008 campaign staff after he was accused of sexual harassment.
The response to the video was mixed, with many reacting negatively to the language and the message it sends.
Women shouldn't be calling themselves that ugly name nor should organizations should be calling themselves that. We need to move forward, not backward.— Robin Byrd (@RobinByrd3) January 27, 2018
While others believed it was playful and empowering.
What about this was controversial? I know there are many people aren’t a fan of her, but she didn’t say anything crazy to me.— PaulfromNJ (@partyjannetty26) January 27, 2018
Perhaps because she has been called a bitch like so many of us powerful women? Not really that hard to get the jest unless one intentionally wants to miss the point.— Laura De León (@MyMysticMuse) January 27, 2018
Haha! Yes! Why are people mad about this? This is amazing! Love ya Hill!— The Queen of Sheba (@SabaSmw) January 27, 2018
Many of her perpetual detractors however felt it was just the same old Clinton.
Well the Pandering Queen hasn't stopped what she does best.... pandering— Dana C (@BossBeauty007) January 27, 2018
Though as one user pointed out Clinton might at least deserve a pass on this one.
Nobody's been called bitch more than Hillary Clinton fo sho.— F.H. Brannin (@FoenyFrenetics) January 28, 2018
H/T - Twitter