When Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton changed her Twitter avatar to a kinara, the traditional candle holder of Kwanzaa, the social media site erupted. Many people interpreted her gesture as pandering to the black community. Her campaign had previously honored civil-rights leader Rosa Parks with an avatar that incidentally put her at the back of the bus.
Wishing everyone the best this Kwanzaa. To all celebrating—Bill and I send you our warmest wishes. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 27, 2015
To express their frustration, Twitter users did what they do best, creating the mocking hashtag #NewHIllaryLogo to parody her attempts at inclusion.
This was the Clinton logo that started the trend.
It just snowballed from there.
We've seen a bunch of Hillary logos but I think this one is the only one we can agree on. pic.twitter.com/4AFdcL6ZOw— Elon James White (@elonjames) December 27, 2015
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