Hillary Clinton reacted to Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie getting snubbed at the 2024 Oscar nominations.
Gerwig and Robbie weren't nominated for best director and best actress for "Barbie."
"While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you," she wrote.
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has given her input into Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie's snub at the 2024 Oscars, offering her sympathy and alluding to her own similar plight.
"Greta & Margot," Clinton wrote in a text post on both X and Instagram, set against a bright-pink background. "While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you.
"You're both so much more than Kenough," Clinton continued the message, accompanied by the hashtag #HillaryBarbie.
While "Barbie" was nominated for best picture and best adapted screenplay at the 2024 Oscars, in addition to acting nods for stars Ryan Gosling and American Ferrera, Gerwig was left out of the best director category, and Robbie out of best actress.
And to refresh on what went down eight long years ago in the 2016 American presidential election, Clinton won the popular vote by a a few million over Republican candidate Donald Trump. However, Trump won 30 states (plus a bonus district in Maine, which splits its electoral votes), meaning that he won 306 electoral votes in comparison to Clinton's 232. (Because seven faithless electors cast their votes for other candidates, the final Electoral College totals were 227 for Clinton and 304 for Trump.)
In this thinly-veiled analogy, the box office is Gerwig and Robbie's popular vote (it even won an award for it at the Golden Globes). The Oscars are their electoral college. It's not hard to see where Clinton was going with this.
Clinton has a notable history of clumsily wading into the pop culture waters. During her 2016 campaign, as Business Insider previously reported, Clinton held a campaign event at a "Pokémon Go" Pokéstop, a physical location where players of the augmented reality mobile game can pick up items, among other uses. ("Pokémon Go" isn't dead now, but back in 2016, it was a much bigger deal.)
"I don't know who created Pokémon Go," Clinton memorably said. "But I'm trying to figure out how we get them to have 'Pokémon-Go-to the polls."
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