Hillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture'
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' Huma Abedin announces book deal Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records MORE conjured up the the nearly two-decade old renaming of french fries to “freedom fries” on Thursday to mock the concept of “cancel culture.”

“The party of ‘Freedom Fries’ would like you to know that ‘cancel culture’ is a very serious problem,” Clinton tweeted. 

Clinton’s tweet had the subject trending on Twitter. Other users over the past couple of weeks have made similar comparisons as Clinton did.


The notion of  “freedom fries” to replace the name french fries was adopted when France expressed opposition to the U.S. invading Iraq after 9/11.

In 2003, Rep. Bob Ney (Ohio), then the Republican chairman of the Committee House Administration, and the late Rep. Walter JonesWalter JonesHillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture' Georgia officials open inquiry into Trump efforts to overturn election results Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging unlimited super PAC fundraising MORE (R-N.C.), led an effort to change french fries to "freedom fries" on cafeteria menus in three House buildings after a restaurant in Jones's district in North Carolina did the same.

The renewed conversation around “freedom fries” comes as conservatives decry “cancel culture,” a term they use to define censorship against others that a person or company may disagree with.

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanSunday shows preview: Biden foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil up back home House Judiciary releases McGahn testimony on Trump Democrats control the language of politics and culture — but for how long? MORE (R-Ohio) on Monday sent a letter House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerIowa man sentenced for threatening Rep. Jerry Nadler Supreme Court confounding its partisan critics Garland sparks anger with willingness to side with Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) calling on him to hold a hearing on “cancel culture.”

“Cancel culture's long-term consequences to our democracy and our constitutional framework are serious and substantial,” Jordan wrote in the letter.