These Reactions To Hillary Clinton’s Grammys Appearance Prove The Internet Just Couldn't Handle It
At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, host James Corden auditioned stars to narrate Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury. A lot of the A-list talent elicited cheers from the audience, but the biggest reaction was reserved for former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. When she slowly lowered the book, a tell-all about the Trump admin, to reveal her face, the internet couldn't handle it. And a lot of people in the White House couldn't either. The reactions to Clinton's Grammys appearance were varied, and pretty much based along party lines.
The brief comedic moment was seized upon by Clinton's detractors and celebrated by her fans. A lot of people thought Clinton's cameo made the night, but for others, like current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, it "ruined the Grammys."
This is the second time over the past few days that Clinton has been under scrutiny for attempting to have a little fun. On Jan. 26, a reporter posted a video of the former Secretary of State thanking people for their feminism. She dedicated the message to "activist bitches supporting bitches," and the internet had mixed reviews.
The reactions to Clinton's Grammys appearance were just as varied. As usual, the politician elicited polarizing reactions from people, like we saw during the 2016 presidential election. Here are some of the reactions to Clinton's memorable dramatic reading of Fire and Fury.
And The Award Goes To...
A lot of people thought Clinton's appearance "won the night." In fact, Clinton herself asked Corden excitedly, "The Grammy's in the bag?"
Music Without The Politics
Despite the fact that music has always been inherently political, Haley complained that she didn't want the two mixing at one of her favorite awards shows.
"I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it," she tweeted. "Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it."
What Does Trump Have To Say?
A lot of people were anticipating the president's response to Clinton's rendition of Fire and Fury.
Doesn't She Have Better Things To Do?
Despite the fact that we have a president who spends a great deal of his time golfing and tweeting, critics of Clinton commented on the fact that she should have "better things" to do than appear on the Grammys.
She "Finally Won"
Some people made jokes about Clinton losing the 2016 presidential election. "Awww Hilary Clinton finally won something," someone tweeted.
Better Than Sean Spicer
Someone wrote that seeing Clinton at the Grammys was at least better than seeing former Press Secretary Sean Spicer at the Emmys.
Grammys Are Becoming Too "Democratic"
Some conservatives complained that the Grammys were "taking shots at trump" and were full of too many "democratic political views."
She Wins The Popular Vote Again
It's obvious the celebs at the Grammys would rather invite Clinton over Trump any day. "Hilary Clinton wins popular vote again," someone tweeted.
Life Comes At You Fast
Some people pointed out how Clinton could have been the next president of the United States, but now she's appearing in sketches about Trump on the Grammys.
But Most People Were Here For It
A lot of people were excited to see "today's activist[s] and biggest personalities" poke fun at the president.
Petty But Perfect?
Some people thought Clinton reading Fire and Fury was a petty move, but still enjoyed it nonetheless.
A lot of people could do nothing but crack up at the absurdity of it all.
Trump Tweets Will Come
People are certain the president won't be able to hold his tongue on this one.
Some People Want Her To Go Away
There's been countless op-eds about how Clinton needs to just disappear into the night now that she's no longer running for office. After her appearance at the Grammys, people reiterated that sentiment.
Clinton Deserved A Standing Ovation
Other people were living for the moment and applauded Clinton for coming out to take a jab at Trump.
Whether you loved or hated Clinton's narration of Fire and Fury, it will surely go down as one of the most memorable and controversial moments of the night. Now we just wait and see what the president has to say.
Disclosure: Hillary Clinton's son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky joined Social Capital, an investor in Bustle Digital Group, in mid 2017 and joined the Board of Bustle Digital Group in early 2018.