Though she’s been known to let out a cackle from time to time, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is apparently not too fond of others laughing at her expense. In fact, her campaign is reportedly demanding information about comedians guilty of telling jokes about her.
The brouhaha began when renowned Hollywood comedy club The Laugh Factory posted a video clip of several performers digging into generally benign topics such as Clinton’s wardrobe. The candidate herself was reportedly in the crowd at the time that the jokes were told.
One comedian featured in the clip was Greg Fitzsimmons, who focused primarily on Clinton’s attire.
Nothing like a skirt suit with shoulder pads to say ‘I’m all woman.’ What is it with the f—king skirt suits Hillary Clinton wears? She looks like she’s playing linebacker for T.J. Maxx.
Other popular subjects included her age and sexual orientation.
Instead of enjoying the publicity the good-natured gibes presented, a Clinton rep reportedly called club owner Jamie Masada with a harsh demand. He explained:
They threatened me. I have received complaints before, but never a call like this – threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.
As of this writing, the three-minute clip – titled Hillary Vs. The First Amendment – remains online. Masada confirmed that he stands by his commitment to free speech, adding that he hung up on the “prominent” Clinton staffer who tried to coerce the video’s deletion.