Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea faced a brutal response online after boasting about winning an Emmy award for their documentary about Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor.
The document titled “In Her Hands” explores the life of Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor, as well as the history of the country.
Hillary and her daughter were executive producers of the Netflix documentary, which scored them the award during the 44th News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
According to Huff Post, The film follows Zarifa Ghafari, who at age 26 became the youngest female mayor in the history of Afghanistan. She served in the turbulent times before the Taliban recaptured the country.
“As Western forces withdraw, Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor braves mortal danger to lead a fight for education for the next generation of Afghans,” the Netflix summary reads.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
At the ceremony, which the Clintons did not attend, it was not publicly revealed which individuals would be receiving statuettes for winning projects.
But David Winn, head of the News & Documentary Awards for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, confirms to The Hollywood Reporter: “As executive producers on the film, [Hillary and Chelsea Clinton] are considered statue eligible.”
Hillary Clinton took to X to gloat about winning the Emmy award:
“We just won an Emmy! I’m thrilled that “In Her Hands,” Hillary said.
We just won an Emmy! I'm thrilled that "In Her Hands," @HiddenLightPrd’s documentary telling the story of Zarifa Ghafari, Afghanistan's youngest female mayor, has been recognized in the news and documentary category. https://t.co/GzDomxf1Kv— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 29, 2023
Chelsea Clinton also chimed in on the gloat fest:
So proud to be part of the ‘In Her Hands’ team, and to tell the remarkable story of Zarifa Ghafari, the youngest female mayor in the history of Afghanistan. https://t.co/L74zB6hiT0— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) September 29, 2023
The responses were brutal to say the least.
“Well, since you couldn’t win the Presidency, I guess an Emmy will have to do,” wrote one user.
Well since you couldn’t win the Presidency I guess an Emmy will have to do.— Michelle Maxwell (@MichelleMaxwell) September 29, 2023
“Here I thought “In Her Hands” was a documentary about Bill and Monica,” wrote another
Here I thought "In her hands" was a documentary about Bill and Monica.— Gimme3Steps (@TheSouthGAJohn) September 29, 2023
Another user noted:
Definitely zero bias… 🙄 pic.twitter.com/RKccWtVA0B— X-Bossman (@777Matchu777) September 29, 2023
“…and Obama won a Nobel Prize…and no one cares. Meaningless awards from the aristocracy to the aristocracy,” wrote another user.
…and Obama won a Nobel Prize…and no one cares. Meaningless awards from the aristocracy, to the aristocracy.— David Ziegler (@texasdav1) September 29, 2023
“Criminal family makes feel good film to divert attention from their criminal activities,” one user wrote.
Criminal family makes feel good film to divert attention from their criminal activities.— BillyBob (@billybob_reboot) September 30, 2023
“Was it role role as a demon lady?” one user asked.
Was it role role as a demon lady?— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) September 29, 2023