Foreign Policy

published : 2023-09-27

Hillary Clinton's State Department Portrait Sparks Controversy on Social Media

Users Mock Clinton's Portrait Unveiling, Referencing Benghazi Attack

Hillary Clinton unveiling her official portrait at the State Department headquarters. (Taken with Nikon D850)

Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. Secretary of State, recently unveiled her official portrait at the State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The unveiling ceremony was met with ridicule and criticism on social media, as several prominent accounts mocked Clinton and slammed her over the honor.

Many users referred to the Benghazi terror attack that occurred during Clinton's tenure as the head of the State Department, in which four U.S. diplomats were killed.

During the unveiling, the audience applauded as the portrait, showing Clinton in a green dress against an American flag backdrop, was revealed.

Clinton shared her portrait on social media, expressing her honor to return to the State Department and join current Secretary of State Antony Blinken in unveiling it.

Prominent users on social media mocking Hillary Clinton's portrait unveiling. (Taken with Sony A7 III)

However, the unveiling prompted negative reactions from users on X, who reminded Clinton of the Benghazi tragedy.

Prominent figures and accounts posted images and comments, criticizing Clinton and calling for her to be held accountable.

The Federalist co-founder shared an image of late U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who lost his life in the Benghazi attack, along with three other Americans.

Digital strategist Eric Spracklen voiced that the American public was not delighted to see Clinton's portrait.

The House Judiciary Committee and the Republicans for National Renewal also responded to Clinton's post, reminding her of Benghazi and suggesting she should be in jail.

Image of late U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the Benghazi terror attack. (Taken with Canon EOS R)

The awards ceremony for Clinton drew further criticism, with RedState columnist Buzz Patterson questioning the decision.

The controversy surrounding Clinton's portrait unveiling has fueled discussions on social media, highlighting the ongoing divisions among the American public.

As the debates continue, the portrayal of Clinton's time at the State Department remains a contentious topic.

The impact of this controversy on public opinion and future discussions within the political sphere is yet to be seen.