Vanity Fair ruffled some feathers on Twitter this week after releasing a video that pokes fun at Hillary Clinton. In the video, several Vanity Fair staffers suggest New Year’s resolutions for the failed presidential candidate. They include writing a sequel to her 2016 memoir What Happened called What The Hell Happened, taking more photos in the woods, and taking up a new hobby like knitting. Well, none of that sat well with Liberal Twitter.
Maybe it’s time for Hillary Clinton to take up a new hobby in 2018 pic.twitter.com/sbE78rA5At— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) December 23, 2017
Hey STOP TELLING WOMEN WHAT THE F-CK THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO. Get over your mommy issues. — Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 27, 2017
This is really pathetic. You should be embarrassed. — Jordan Horowitz (@jehorowitz) December 26, 2017
Seriously? You spend your time and money making a video @HillaryClinton instead of the dangerous monster who’s actually president and destroying America? @summerbrennan #Hillary #Trump — Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) December 27, 2017
Maybe you can get busy knitting us some pink hats. We need some more and us womenfolk are kinda busy saving our country out in the frigid winter cold. Maybe bake some cookies, too. — Diane Russell (@MissWrite) December 27, 2017
Maybe it’s time for you guys to find new jobs in 2018. — Jason Putorti (@putorti) December 27, 2017
Besides being completely out of touch, this video just isn’t funny. Delete your account. — John Thrasher (@jthrasher) December 27, 2017
Vanity Fair tl;dr: Six young white people holding glasses of champagne would like Hillary Clinton to abandon her life’s work and platform and just shut up. Good to know. https://t.co/cELDKdVmYd — Summer Brennan (@summerbrennan) December 26, 2017
You mean besides helping women run for office and generally being a role model for women, who hold only 17% of the 500k elected positions in the US? Just curious – what kind of hobbies do you recommend for Bernie Sanders in 2018, @VanityFair? https://t.co/zsp5B2JEz0 — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) December 26, 2017
Peter Daou, a former Clinton advisor and founder of the pro-Hillary website Verrit, is even pushing a #CancelVanityFair movement:
1. I have some serious advice for @radhikajones, the brand new editor of @vanityfair, who took over from the legendary Graydon Carter and stepped immediately into a major scandal over a stupid sexist video. — Tom Watson (@tomwatson) December 27, 2017
Repugnant. Sexist. And yet another example of why the problem was less Russia and the GOP but the mainstream media, who treated @HillaryClinton with dripping disdain for the duration of the 2016 election. And for all of 2017. Ugh. Now back to my break… https://t.co/7CmJBWV5xM — Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 27, 2017
Thanks @Eviljohna. And thanks to my friends/followers for amplifying your tweet about #CancelVanityFair. Suggesting the first woman to be a major party presidential nominee should take up knitting is a stunning lack of judgment on @VanityFair‘s part. Especially to end 2017. https://t.co/sWhhpLgyss — Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 27, 2017
Will you be canceling your subscription to Vanity Fair over this?
So @VanityFair decided that the best way to end 2017 was to take a repulsive cheap shot at @HillaryClinton, one of the most accomplished women in the history of the United States. Now #CancelVanityFair is moving. — Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 27, 2017