On Tuesday, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton responded to internet trolls mocking her appearance, specifically comparing her to Howdy Doody, a character on a popular American TV program in the '50s.
One user posted a disparaging mock photo of Clinton as the character in a reply to one of her tweets.
"Thanks to Richard & all the people on @Twitter who've compared me to Howdy Doody," wrote Clinton in response. "I now know a bit about him, including that he stood up to bullies & believed in being kind to animals. I'm always happy to be on the side of allyship & kindness. Thanks again!"
And when a Twitter user said in a now-deleted tweet that such a comparison was offensive to Howdy Doody, Clinton replied: "I like to think that the people & marionettes, including Howdy Doody, who stand against bullies & who stand for kindness will always find each other. Wishing you & yours a lovely evening."
Politics aside, Clinton has been disturbingly targeted for her appearance since she was a little girl. Now, as a 38-year-old mother, Clinton is responding to such attacks with kindness and sarcasm. Shaped by her own experience, Clinton has made a conscious effort to call out those on both sides of the aisle for superficial, low attacks, especially when they pertain to children of political figures.
In June of last year, for example, Clinton called out former chief strategist Steve Bannon for "fat-shaming" former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. She also publicly slammed a former spokesman of her's for his "vile" sexually natured remark about Donald Trump, Jr. and his ex-wife.
In another instance, when a reporter went after President Donald Trump's youngest son Barron, Clinton called for the pre-teen to be left alone.