A treasure trove of men telling Hillary Clinton to smile during DNC acceptance speech

Maybe this is a reason why a lot of people are voting for Hillary in the first place.

Feb 29, 2020, 2:56 am*

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Aaron Sankin 

Aaron Sankin

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made history Thursday night, becoming the first woman to formally accept a major party’s presidential nomination.

However, on Twitter, there were a lot of people who seemed concerned that whatever Clinton was doing with her face during the speech was somehow wrong.

https://twitter.com/Nathaniel_8_/status/758859209286914048

https://twitter.com/peterfeld/status/758858913445928960

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https://twitter.com/CulturalHeresy1/status/758856986872025088

https://twitter.com/Sharing_Lungs/status/758853504496652289

https://twitter.com/El_aquille/status/758862122574942209

Naturally, these smile comments attracted a swift and visceral reaction from those who saw sexism in the criticism of Clinton’s appearance.

https://twitter.com/rgay/status/758861052637384704

Clinton wasn’t the only person whose mouth-shape attracted criticism. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who seemed more than a little miffed that it wasn’t him up on the stage, was also chided for not showing his pearly whites when the camera panned his way.

https://twitter.com/ATabarrok/status/758854644730691585

https://twitter.com/k_files/status/758853491498426368

Smiling: everyone is doing it wrong—except, of course, Joe Biden. Everyone knows good ol’ Diamond Joe knows how to grin with the best of ’em.

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*First Published: Jul 28, 2016, 7:28 pm