When presidential hopeful Donald Trump called opponent Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” last night, the jab was ignored by both Clinton and moderator Chris Wallace. But Clinton supporters didn’t take the snide remark so lightly. Feminists quickly reclaimed the moniker, custom T-shirt makers jumped at the opportunity, and a new domain name appeared that left the Twitter-verse in stitches.
https://t.co/loTjDMf94U is hillary clinton's campaign page already
— Sarah Devin Kaufman (@sarahdevin) October 20, 2016
— Jill Ivey (@jillianivey) October 20, 2016
While many speculated that Clinton’s brilliant digital team was behind the domain-name purchase, that honor actually belongs to Clinton supporter Jeff Meltz.
I DID A THING:
NASTYWOMENGETSHITDONE DOT COM
— jeff is very online® (@thecultureofme) October 20, 2016
Meltz, who works in social media but has no official affiliation with the Clinton campaign, was watching the debate and live-tweeting his sentiments.
“Right as the debate was happening, like 9:15 or so, I tweeted the SNL ‘bitches get stuff done’ GIF. Hillary always has to deal with being called harsh and a bitch so I had that in my head,” Meltz told the Daily Dot.
A long-time supporter, Meltz voted for Clinton in the primary, and voted for her long ago when she ran for the New York senate. When Trump called Clinton a “nasty woman,” Meltz, like many Clinton supporters, was offended.
“I think it was a horrible comment. It just proves easily how unfit Trump is to do practically anything,” Meltz said. But instead of stewing, Meltz channeled his anger into a joke. Within 15 minutes Meltz had purchased the domain and nastywomengetshitdone.com was live.
“I wasn’t thinking that the domain would actually propagate for more than an hour or so, but it ended up only taking 5 to 10 minutes,” said Meltz. “The debate was still happening. So, I sort of jokingly tweeted thinking, ‘It’s funny, it’s a laugh.’”
But Meltz never expected his gag to go viral. Within the hour the Twitter-sphere was abuzz with news of the domain.
nastywomengetshitdone dot com redirects to HILLARY'S WEBSITE this is my BRAND https://t.co/Z2vXh5BG7I
— Eran (@eranrae) October 20, 2016
The website https://t.co/qgBgQWbCrx re-directs to Clinton's campaign homepage.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 20, 2016
While Meltz told us he’s pleased that his joke went viral, he’s not looking to make a name for himself. “I don’t want to be Ken Bone,” he mused.
He added, “To me it was a fun joke and if it helps the campaign by directing people to her site, that’s enough for me.”