Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology
- Author: Adam Floyd Dec 29, 2017,
Dec 29, 2017, 0:55
The magazine caused quite a bit of commotion earlier this week when they released a video of their staff proposing some non-political hobbies and new years resolutions Clinton might want to consider for 2018, which included knitting.
Sarah Jones, a writer at the liberal magazine The New Republic, observed that "criticizing Hillary Clinton is a guarantee that you're going to get days of really vile abuse directed your way online and it sucks".
The hashtag #CancelVanityFair began trending yesterday as commenters pledged to no longer subscribe to the magazine for its video.
"Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit they took at Crooked H", he tweeted.
Liberals were shocked and appalled, including actress and Clinton-devotee Patricia Arquette who tweeted: "Hey STOP TELLING WOMEN WHAT THE F-CK THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO".More news: Governments are making more Facebook data requests than ever
Journalists from The Hive offered Mrs Clinton six New Year's resolutions that would keep her out of politics in a short online video.
Some irate observers expressed their anger at the video in replies to Vanity Fair on Twitter, arguing that the magazine had "destroyed all credibility" in one tweet and suggesting that people should cancel their subscriptions or write letters to the editor.
"I think coming at the tail-end of the year in which women are finally getting some sort of visibility for how they're treated, the timing is just what made this such a story", Daou said in a phone interview with CNNMoney Thursday.
He then took a shot at Anna Wintour, the Vogue editor who serves as artistic director for Vanity Fair parent company Conde Nast.
The first editor took a jab at Clinton's book, "What Happened", a memoir in which the failed candidate attempts to explain why she lost the 2016 election.
That conundrum must have left Donald Trump's addled brain a little tuckered out because the slam that did come out was a garbled mess - in which he said Anna Wintour is "begging for forgiveness". Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out! She said it had "missed the mark".