Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows with a somewhat surreal satellite appearance at the Democratic National Convention that drew parallels to Apple’s “1984” ad.
Clinton appeared on a giant screen toward the end of artist Alicia Keys’ performance to thank delegates for formally selecting her as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.
The screen showed glass breaking to reveal Clinton, a nod to her status as the first female major-party presidential nominee.
— CNN (@CNN) July 27,2016
The moment instantly reminded many of the classic “1984” Apple ad, which featured a heroine destroying Big Brother and setting the masses free:
The shattering screen has a vague echo of the Apple 1984 Super Bowl commercial.
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) July 27, 2016
This is my favorite scene from 1984.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 27, 2016
It’s like the 1984 ad
— Will Rahn (@willrahn) July 27, 2016
Guys. Did anyone else think Apple “1984” with that spectacular glass screen shatter? Powerful, iconic moment of political theater there.
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) July 27, 2016