Hillary Clinton Wore Same Outfit As Tupac At Last Debate
There have been many hot takes on the final presidential debate, but this is definitely the hottest.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton dressed exactly like legendary rapper Tupac Shakur during the debate on Wednesday night.
Who wore it better?
It's also come to light that her sense of style at the previous general election debates was influenced by other figures in the world of hip-hop.
Exhibit A: Hillary and Snoop Dogg
Exhibit B: Hillary and Suge Knight
And here I was thinking Bill Clinton was the one who's more into hip-hop.
Some people compared Hillary Clinton's final presidential debate outfit to suits rocked by the likes of LeBron James and Beyoncé.
Hillary Clinton in that LeBron James draft day suit #debatenight #debate pic.twitter.com/oDAYWx3P2m — S A N D Y D O V E R (@Sandy_Dover) October 20, 2016
She also looked somewhat like Luke Skywalker.
Given Clinton's solid performance, perhaps the Force was with her.
You also may have noticed Clinton wore red, white and blue at the three presidential debates. She's got that patriotic swag.
But beyond borrowing from Tupac's wardrobe choices -- and being extremely proud to be American -- there is a deeper meaning behind the former secretary of state's white suit.
Women in the suffrage movement wore white.
American women gained the right to vote less than 100 years ago.
Suffragists -- the fearless women who fought to gain this fundamental right -- often wore white to promote their struggle.
Some historians believe they chose white because it represented the purity of their ideals and goals.
Clinton has spent her life championing women's rights, (which are human rights) and choosing to wear white is a testament to her values and the history of feminism more generally.
You might remember Clinton also wore a white suit at the Democratic National Convention in July when she accepted the party's presidential nomination.
She's wearing white. #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/qEB9hJqpgZ — Amanda Bwer (@heyprofbow) July 29, 2016
It seems it wasn't a coincidence the first female presidential nominee for a major political party in US history decided to wear white on two historic occasions associated with the election.
As Booth Moore, a senior fashion editor for The Hollywood Reporter and Pret-a-Porter, told ABC News,
The choice of a white suit for Wednesday's debate harkened back to the not-so-distant past, when suffragists wore white to promote their struggle to gain the right to vote. It also serves as a reminder to voters, during a time when Trump has been under fire for lewd comments and accused by 10 women of inappropriate sexual behavior, that she is the women's candidate.
Female politicians, and women in general, are too often scrutinized for their physical appearances and wardrobe choices.
Men are definitely not subjected to such critiques, and there's a massive double standard in this regard.
By wearing white, like the "nasty woman" she is, Clinton clapped back at the sexist haters.