"What Happened" isn't just the name of Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book -- it's probably the question she's asking herself after seeing the reaction to a "Game of Thrones" comparison she made in the memoir.
The section of the book in question technically only likens the shouts of Trump supporters at rallies to the cries of the religious zealots of "Game of Thrones" during Cersei Lannister's Season 5 walk of shame. However, most people realized that this would put Clinton in Cersei's place, which makes the comparison pretty counter-productive if her goal was to improve her public image. The topic got Twitter in a frenzy, for once aligning people who normally disagree over political issues.
While some Clinton opponents were only too happy to run with the Cersei comparison, the majority of people just couldn't believe she made it in the first place. As "Game of Thrones" fans know, Cersei Lannister isn't really a person you want to be likened to.
Hillary likens herself to Cersei in new memoir. Does she realize Cersei was guilty of all charges?https://t.co/vSa3jwnP1Z— Angy Pangy (@Cherub973) September 13, 2017
Hillary Clinton just compared herself to Cersei Lannister?? Are you serious? A. Not someone you'd WANT to be compared to..— Ashley J (@AshleyJ_Music) September 13, 2017
I laughed so hard when Hillary Clinton openly compared herself to Cersei Lannister, the biggest antagonist of Game of Thrones— Stripez (@StripezXD) September 13, 2017
So someone failed to explain to Hil not only that Cersei walked because SHE WAS GUILTY, but WHAT SHE WAS GUILTY OF?https://t.co/Ab6IZweBVm— Alcy Leyva (@SmilingDarkly) September 13, 2017
Hillary Clinton does know cersei Lannister is the biggest villain on game of thrones right? And her actions created the walk of atonement— usman bhatti (@ubhatti234) September 13, 2017
Hillary Clinton identifies with Cersei Lannister? That's not a character you'd want to compare yourself to... #GameofThrones— Hannah (@HanLincoln) September 13, 2017
Hillary Clinton compared herself to Cersei Lannister in her memoir to try to gain sympathy, so she is still self-defeating and out of touch— Shelby Fullerton (@shelbyfullerton) September 13, 2017
Let this be a lesson to future memoirists: Be careful with your pop culture references.