Backlash to Media Reports of Chelsea Clinton Receiving ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award Proves Capitalization Matters

Following her mother’s presidential defeat, Chelsea Clinton has very noticeably stepped back into the spotlight.

From trolling members of the Trump administration, to weighing in on policy, to penning a children’s book about inspirational women, the former first daughter has certainly been making her public presence felt.

On Wednesday, however, it seemed that all that attention came to a head when The Hill reported that the 37-year-old Clinton would be honored with a “lifetime achievement award”:

Other websites, like Daily Mail, ran similar reports:

As Daily Mail wrote:

Clinton will be among six ‘Lifetime Impact Honorees’ to receive awards at the April 18 ‘Women in Power’ luncheon, to be held at the ritzy Cipriani restaurant in midtown Manhattan.

As the report spread, people weren’t exactly impressed:

While Clinton may have just been honored with a $300,000 per year place on the Expedia board of directors, she is not, as it turns out, set to receive an award for a lifetime of achievements.

Rather, as The Hill later clarified, she will receive an award from Lifetime, the television network:

As Variety, which is hosting the April 21 “Power of Women: New York” luncheon explained:

In partnership with Lifetime, the six women have been selected as Variety‘s Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian work. Each of the recipients will be featured on a cover of the magazine’s upcoming issue, which hits stands on April 18.

Other honorees include CBS reporter Gayle King and actresses/advocates Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain.

Clinton — who is the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation in addition to her new role at Expedia — will be recognized for her work to combat childhood obesity.

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