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Asian Twitter, Black Twitter joke about Harris' disapproving auntie vibe

"I want to learn how to nod my head affirmatively while saying words the way Auntie Kamala does," one user tweeted.
Kamala Harris during the vice presidential debate with Mike Pence in Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah on Oct. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City.Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images

Sen. Kamala Harris' facial expressions while Vice President Mike Pence was responding to questions about the administration's Covid-19 response during Wednesday's debate were a hit across social media. And Asian Twitter and Black Twitter put their own spin on it.

Many joked that Harris, who's the first Black person and the first Indian American to appear on the vice presidential debate stage, was giving looks reminiscent of a disapproving auntie.

Before Wednesday night's debate, people across Asian Twitter highlighted Harris' historic candidacy using the viral hashtag #AAPISheRose, through which users shared their personal stories.

The anecdotes mostly focus on their immigrant families' resilience. Harris has often referred to her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, as her inspiration. Gopalan grew up in South India and immigrated to the U.S. in 1958 to pursue a doctorate degree.