The internet said not-so-fast this week to Hillary Clinton, when her campaign posted a list of seven ways she’s ‘just like your abuela’ – the Spanish word for grandmother.
The post said Clinton was like a Hispanic grandma because she worried about children, read to you before bed and ‘isn’t afraid to talk about the importance of el respeto,’ which means respect in Spanish, a word Clinton’s team repeated several times on the list.
Clinton also poses for pictures with Latino singer Marc Anthony, just like abuela, the list suggested.
Critics quickly called this ‘Hispandering,’ the portmanteau of the words Hispanic and pandering, and the hashtag #NotMyAbuela was born.
The complaints about the post ranged from silly to serious, with some Twitter users suggesting Clinton was #NotMyAbuela because she didn’t live in poverty and wasn’t separated from her loved ones by a border.
Others chided Clinton for not knowing what adobo seasoning is, which is great in guacamole.
While another suggested the Clinton campaign had figured out an algorithm to attract the Latino vote.
‘Spanglish + talk about “respeto” + Hillary gif + Mark Anthony = Latino vote,’ wrote Twitter user Gabe Gonzalez.
Read more: Daily Mail