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Twitter Tells Hillary Clinton ‘You’re #NotMyAbuela'

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Hillary Clinton pissed off Latino voters this week when her campaign website posted an article titled "7 things Hillary Clinton has in common with your abuela" that will leave you scratching your head.

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Was this just a poorly thought-out idea to coincide with news that Hillary is going to have another grandchild soon? Chelsea Clinton, mom to Charlotte, announced recently that she is pregnant with baby No. 2. Whatever the case, Clinton's campaign is surely feeling the burn of the mistake, if Twitter backlash is any indication.

Unfortunately, this wasn't Clinton's first poorly executed attempt to court Latino voters since announcing her candidacy. One website, Latino Rebels, has been reporting campaign "Hispandering" to describe the patronizing and pandering way politicians, including the Clinton campaign, have sought to connect with Latino voters.

But Twitter wasn't having it with the Buzzfeed-style list filled with Spanglish, gifs and a photo of Hillary with Marc Anthony (complete with caption "everybody loves abuela—even this guy"). Memes began surfacing almost immediately across social media sites, such as an Abuelita chocolate box with Clinton's face superimposed over the iconic grandmother logo, which was originally created by Latino Rebels.

Latinos (and even some non-Latinos) took to Twitter to criticize Clinton using the hashtag #NotMyAbuela, which was trending Tuesday afternoon and evening. Here's a sampling of what they had to say:

Ouch. Didn't anyone ever tell her you don't mess with abuelas?

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