comScore

Following ‘Whores’ Incident at Sanders Rally, Clinton Supporters Trend #DemocraticWhores

Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 3.49.18 PMLast night, while talking about Hillary Clinton and the place of money in politics at a Bernie Sanders rally, Dr. Paul Song used the phrase “democratic whores.” While he was talking about the exchange of money for favors in a broad sense, using such a term when discussing a female politician in particular is, of course, a terrible idea.

The Sanders camp disavowed the comments, but since they happened in front of a crowd of 27,000 during the social media age, the damage had been done.

Even though the incident barely made a blip on the cable news radar, online activists noticed fast. Right now, #DemocraticWhores is trending on Twitter with 74,400 tweets nation-wide.

The hashtag is filling with opinions from both sides of the issue.

[image via screengrab]

For more from Lindsey and to tweet about some #DemocraticWhore, follow her on Twitter.

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite: