People Are Freaking out About These Sexist Reactions to Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech

March 16th 2016

Alex Mierjeski

Following a series of important wins in primary states on Tuesday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced backlash online about what some said was a flat demeanor during her victory speech.

A number of prominent political commentators, including MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and FOX News' Brit Hume, made pointed comments about Clinton's victory speech — in which she apparently did not smile enough, and shouted too much.

The criticism came after Clinton celebrated wins in several states, including Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Needless to say, the above tweets garnered swift criticism on social media for their sexist overtones.

Clinton's wins Tuesday night widen her lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whom she beat with a healthy margin in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio. Florida and Ohio were by far the biggest wins, with 214 and 143 pledged delegates up for grabs respectively, according to the Wall Street Journal. Those delegates, however, will be doled out to the candidates according to the votes each received.

"We are moving close to securing the Democratic Party nomination and winning this election in November,” Clinton told a crowd of cheering supporters in Florida. "You voted for our tomorrow to be better than our yesterday."