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

Hillary Clinton

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Aaron Sankin

Aaron Sankin

Aaron Sankin is a former Senior Staff Writer at the Daily Dot who covered the intersection of politics, technology, online privacy, Twitter bots, and the role of dank memes in popular culture. He lives in Seattle, Washington. He joined the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2016.