"Not my abuela": Twitter explodes in outrage over Hillary Clinton's "Hispandering"

Social media users condemned Clinton for hypocritically "pandering" to Latinas/os in article on her campaign site

By Ben Norton
December 23, 2015 9:00PM (UTC)
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (AP)

Hillary Clinton's campaign published an article yesterday titled "7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Your Abuela," using the Spanish word for "grandmother."

Twitter exploded in outrage, criticizing what users called Clinton's "Hispandering" and what they see as her hypocrisy vis-à-vis political policies.

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The phrase #NotMyAbuela was trending on social media for several hours, as Latinas/os condemned Clinton's support for Obama's mass deportation policies, NAFTA, neoliberalism, militarization, and war.

Watch our recap below:
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Hillary Clinton's Team Thinks She's Just Like Your Abuela, Twitter Disagree


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Ben Norton is a politics reporter and staff writer at AlterNet. You can find him on Twitter at @BenjaminNorton.

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