It seems like Hillary Clinton just can’t catch a break. After losing the election to Donald Trump in 2016, she is now facing even more ridicule on social media. This time, the former Democratic presidential nominee is being mocked for comparing herself to Hollywood stars Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie.
In a recent tweet, Clinton compared herself to the two actresses, who were famously snubbed for individual Academy Awards for their work on the film “Barbie.” Clinton sympathized with the actresses, stating that it “can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold.” She then went on to use a cringe-worthy play on words, saying that Gerwig and Robbie were both “so much more than Kenough.”
Greta & Margot,
While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you.
You’re both so much more than Kenough.#HillaryBarbie
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 24, 2024
But the responses to Clinton’s tweet were not so sympathetic. Instead, Twitter users were quick to remind her of the major error she made by not campaigning in Wisconsin, a state that many believe cost her the election. One popular reply stated, “Margot really should’ve visited Wisconsin,” while another pointed out that “Oppenheimer” was a much better film and Trump was a better candidate.
If you ever needed proof that women are emotionally unsuited to certain positions, look no further than the fact that Hillary Clinton (who still wants to be President) has added her voice to a growing chorus of adult women who are staging public tantrums because their Barbie…
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) January 24, 2024
It’s no surprise that “Barbie” received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, but fans were outraged that Gerwig was not nominated for Best Director and Robbie was not nominated for Best Actress. Many were angry that the film’s male lead, Ryan Gosling, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor while Robbie was snubbed.
To add insult to injury, “Barbie” was not even able to compete in the Original Screenplay category, a move that the filmmakers fought against. And to make matters worse, the film will now be up against stiff competition, including “Poor Things” and Christopher Nolan’s highly acclaimed “Oppenheimer.”
Clinton’s comparison of herself to these talented actresses is completely tone-deaf. As one commenter sarcastically pointed out, “Just because Hillary Clinton got a lot of votes doesn’t make her good or President of the United States.” It’s a harsh reminder that Clinton, like “Barbie,” may have seen success, but ultimately fell short when it really mattered.
Ryan Gosling is also responsible for Hillary Clinton wiping her hard drive and not visiting Wisconsin. The patriarchy is SO good at this. https://t.co/uubiqTgMmd
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 25, 2024
As the Oscar’s approach, it’s difficult to imagine that Clinton’s tweet did anything to improve her image. In fact, it seems to have only added fuel to the fire of her critics. This news only highlights the fact that Clinton is still struggling to accept her defeat and is desperately searching for any kind of recognition or validation.