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Hillary Clinton proves we have hit peak Mannequin Challenge

'Don't stand still. Vote today.'


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Nov 8, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:29 pm CDT

As the 2016 presidential election comes to a close, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton stood frozen in time—quite literally, at least for a few moments.

Aboard her plane last night, she was joined by Bill Clinton, Jon Bon Jovi, and some of her aides as they became the latest to participate in the Mannequin Challenge—a newish trend in which, you guessed it, a group of people pose like mannequins. While it started in high schools and colleges, it has since etaken off to include professional athletes and celebrities (including one “challenge” that wasn’t as lighthearted), and apparently presidential nominees. Though, one of Clinton’s aides does blink as the camera walks by.

But Clinton isn’t just doing it for social media. Her campaign turns it into a metaphor for Americans on Election Day: “Don’t stand still. Vote today.”

Besides, there’s plenty of time to perfect your mannequin after you vote.

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2016, 10:32 am CST