Last night, former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance since the election. Onstage for a Children’s Defense Fund event, she told the crowd, “Coming here wasn’t the easiest. There have been a few times this past week when all I wanted to do is just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again.”
Clinton also went on to talk about how even though our country is divided, “America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Believe in our country, fight for our values and never, never give up.”
Many supporters called the speech moving and honest. And a whole lotta other people couldn’t help but comment on Clinton’s face, as she appeared to go make-up free.
LOOKS LIKE A DROWNED RAT. COME ON, A LITTLE MAKEUP..Hillary says it 'wasn't easy' to show up after election defeat https://t.co/fGp3ytofRO— Corky Engel (@corkyengel) November 17, 2016
I think a Hillary without the veneer – without the makeup and the hair and the surface froth being “nice” demands should terrify.— Drowned (@ValksyLG) November 17, 2016
If we still weren’t sure if sexism was a definite undercurrent in the election, headlines like “Hillary Clinton emerges looking like death warmed up” might seal the deal. Because yes, when it comes to women, the only thing worth talking is her appearance. She is only as important as her best red lipstick and fabulous blowout.
Others commended Clinton’s more natural look, however, and thought she looked beautiful.
Hillary slayed. Natural hair and little makeup. Freedom. (I remember she went natural as SOS, but media constantly scorched her for it.) https://t.co/QEgaQKS6o6— Maria Quitéria™ – Amen for Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (@RaceForTheWH) November 17, 2016
Other Clinton face takes included that she was doing it for sympathy, and “Look, it’s obvious she’s wearing lipstick so why are even talking about this?” If there’s one thing we can all agree on, however, it’s that after nearly 600 days of campaigning and a nail-biting election night, Clinton has every right to be like, “Guys, I am tired. I’m keeping it real today.”