Variety magazine editor Claudia Eller posted on Twitter Monday the cover of its April “Power of Women NY” edition, featuring none other than Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.
The cover features the 37-year-old Clinton in blue jeans, a white shirt and a black leather jacket. She’s giving the camera a cheesy smile.
“How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?” Eller wrote.
— Claudia Eller (@Variety_Claudia) April 17, 2017
Predictably, the internet hit back hard. Many people mocked Clinton for her goofy face, while others saw the cover appearance as another attempt by the mainstream media to push the younger Clinton on America right on the heels of her mother’s second presidential loss.
Indeed, ever since President Donald Trump’s win last November, and even more since his inauguration, Democrats have increasingly tried to push Clinton into her parents footsteps and get her to run for political office.
She even had to tell Variety last month that though she desires for Trump to be defeated in the 2020 presidential election, she isn’t the one who wants to do the defeating.
“I clearly do not support the president and certainly hope that he is defeated in the next election, but I don’t think I’m the best person for that job,” she said. “If someone steps down or something changes, I’ll then ask and answer those questions at that time. But right now, no, I’m not running for public office.”
Though she has made her feelings clear about running for office, Variety’s decision to still put her on another cover and give her more airtime is just too much for a large portion of the country, which has had to deal with Clintons in politics for the last 25 years.
Stop trying to make Chelsea Clinton a something. https://t.co/bTQ3GvKn0t
— #DeplorableMe (@JCinQC) April 17, 2017
Stop. Trying. To. Make. Her. Happen pic.twitter.com/uu91dY2Jq1
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) April 17, 2017
The media is trying very, very, very hard to make Chelsea Clinton a celebrity despite the fact nobody anywhere wants her to be one
— Rich Lowtax Kyanka (@lowtax) April 18, 2017
— WikiLeaks (@_AssangeJulian) April 18, 2017
— Keks Army (@ArmyofKek) April 17, 2017
While others answered Eller’s question of how “cool” Clinton looks on the cover:
— Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) April 17, 2017
so fetch https://t.co/Nv9iJZ1pPl
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 17, 2017
The antithesis of cool. She's so not cool, when someone wants to describe something as very, very uncool they say, "That is so Chelsea." https://t.co/qrJH5SGWTO
— jon gabriel (@exjon) April 17, 2017
— Mike Flugennock (@flugennock) April 17, 2017
Others had a different reaction. Here are some of the best tweets where hilarious ensues:
— Farmer’s Daughter (@TobyandMel) April 17, 2017
— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) April 18, 2017
I can't wait to see Chelsea Clinton lose the race in 2024. pic.twitter.com/ljMuSc8Frz
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 17, 2017
Lots of accomplished women……..and Chelsea Clinton https://t.co/h03keDyRUp
— Mike Jones (@MikeMegisis) April 18, 2017
— Shrek™ (@shreksshrek) April 17, 2017
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) April 17, 2017
— George James (@RedwolfBC) April 17, 2017
— Sean Spicey (@panda_otter) April 17, 2017
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) April 18, 2017