Oof! Not a good look,
The idea, we guess, is that defeating Donald Trump is too important to entrust to someone who already lost? Where they got in trouble is this line:
“Take up a new hobby in the new year. Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy ― literally anything that will keep you from running again.”
Eesh. Not sure if writer Maya Kosoff meant the “knitting” comment to sound utterly sexist, but that’s definitely how it came across.
See the vid AND some of the most irate comments on Twitter (below):
Six New Year’s Resolutions for Vanity Fair’s Hive Editors: 1) Don’t make videos on Ambien 2) Show some fucking respect to the 1st female Presidential nominee of a major political party & the former 1st lady & Secretary of State 3) Learn what funny is 4) Fuck off 5) see 4 6) see 5
— Caissie St.Onge (@Caissie) December 27, 2017
Maybe it’s time for Vanity Fair to go fuck yourself with this sexist shit.
Anybody telling Biden to take up knitting? Romney? Sanders? Gore? Weird, I wonder what the difference is… 🤔
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
Doing cutesy mean satire to appeal to millennials’ hatred of Hillary Clinton is beneath you. Or it used to be. The only way to save yourself is to do this to Bernie and Biden. Oh, and FU to everyone who participated.
— HRC persists 🌊 (@HRCpersists) December 26, 2017
Maybe Hillary Clinton should take up knitting and make a real nice “Go Fuck Yourself” sweater for the Vanity Fair’s Hive.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 27, 2017
I’m not having a day where I can bear the dumbfuckery of Vanity Fair lightheartedly telling Hillary to off & knit aka shut up & disappear.
— MaryElizabeth Williams (@embeedub) December 27, 2017
Vanity Fair guy 1: 2017 has been rough for women. How can we end the year on a positive note?
VF guy 2: Maybe a video about how the woman who came closer to being president than any woman in history should stop talking and start knitting?
VF guy 1: (kisses fingertips)
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) December 27, 2017
Hillary Clinton has been the Most Admired Woman for 21 out of the last 24 years, including the last 16 years straight.
But please, @VanityFair, tell us again why she should “go back to knitting.”
5. Every Clinton story VF *ever does* from now till kingdom come (certainly for the next couple of decades, forever in media land) will be criticized with the lens of “knitting.” It’s the nastiest, most sexist disgrace … and it’s forever.
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) December 27, 2017
Seriously?? You create this trash about the only woman to be nominated by a major political party and go on to win the National Vote without colluding with a hostile foreign power. Hillary is far more popular and loved than many are aware. You will lose many supporters from this. pic.twitter.com/uH1u7PUlDM
— Onward Together Revolution (@VIRGOMAN2006) December 25, 2017
After the backlash, spokeswoman Beth Kseniak sent out a statement of apology, saying:
“It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark.”
Well, that was almost an apology.
What do YOU think of VF‘s video??
[Image via JLN Photography/WENN.]