Sticker Boy, also known as Sticker Kid, is the nickname given to Drake University student Peter Clinksales Peter Clinksales, a Drake University student who was seen videobombing with stickers all over his face during Hillary Clinton’s victory speech after winning the Iowa caucus in the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary. on February 1st, 2016. After his playful antics appeared on-screen several times during the nationally televised event, Clinksales quickly became a trending topic on social media under the hashtag #stickerboy.
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In addition to the media coverage from Mashable, Sticker Boy’s dancing was featured in USA Today and on the Today Show.
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After the Iowa caucuses, the Hillary was winning with the Democratic delegation over Bernie Sanders by 0.2%. She gave a victory speech at a rally Drake University, in Des Moines. During the televised portion of the speech, Peter Clinksales, a Drake University student, was positioned in the camera’s view directly behind Hillary and Bill Clinton. Clinksales proceeded to dance, make faces at the camera, and put Hillary campaign stickers all over his face.
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Many viewers who watched Clinton’s victory speech captured Sticker Boy’s appearance on mobile phone and shared them on Vine, as well as social news outlets like Mashable, whose Vine received over 1,238,000 loops in 16 hours. Shortly after the broadcast, #Stickerkid began trending on Twitter, especially to those in the Iowa area, with right-wing commentator Michelle Malkin tweeting about the stunt using the hashtag #Stickerboy. Mashable then did a follow-up interview with Clinksales, during which he identified himself as an undecided voter and revealed that he had originally planned to bring a saxophone to the rally, but was not able to due to the security risk. Within the first 24 hours, the hashtag #stickerboy was used over 2,000 times on Instagram and over 1,000 times on Facebook. Two hours after he became a topic of interest, Clinksales tweeted:
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Meme Status Submission Year 2016 Origin Twitter Tags iowa, caucus, primary, vote, democratic, democrat, hillary clinton, photobomb, videobomb, stickers, audience, supporter, speech, campaign, election, 2016 us presidential election About
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