In case you missed it, today the third and thankfully final presidential debate was held. The gist of the event, was mostly Donald Trump throwing random insults at a largely unfazed Hillary Clinton.
Trump called her a “puppet” when questioned about his relationship with Vladimir Putin and in response to Clinton discussing how to handle entitlement programs, replied by saying she was “such a nasty woman”. I’m sure that really hurt.
But further into proceedings, as Trump was discussing immigration policy and border security, in defense of that damn Mexican wall, he said referring to Mexican immigrants:
“We have some bad hombres here.”
Casual racism aside, it was just a freakin’ weird thing to say. Then Twitter happened and turned Trump’s offensive comment on its head. Instead they collectively heard ‘bad ombres’ – referencing a popular hairstyle, where the colour descends from one hue to another.
It’s a serious problem and it ain’t pretty – far from it. We’ve all witnessed this kind of offensive hair colouring, and politicians really need to up their game and start legislating against it.
Here’s some of our fave responses to #BadOmbres:
— DavidCruzIII (@DavidCruzTMM) October 20, 2016
— Matt Fuller (@FattMuller) October 20, 2016
— Karen Lehr (@KarenLehr) October 20, 2016
— Kristina Casey (@KristinaCasey) October 20, 2016
Merriam-Webster even had to step in, to stop the madness.
hombre:🚶 a man
ombré: 🌈 having colors or tones that shade into each other #debatenight
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) October 20, 2016
But then Troye Sivan got in on the action and this shiz went viral.
— troye sivan (@troyesivan) October 20, 2016
Cosmo seized the chance to give a shout out to hair’s greatest sin.
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) October 20, 2016
Bustle gifted us with a killer graphic too.
— Jenny Hollander (@_JennyHollander) October 20, 2016
But never forget, maybe Trump should practice what he preaches.
— the tali lama (@notoriousTBL) October 20, 2016