Vanity Affair Apologizes For Suggesting Hillary Clinton Take Up Knitting
- Author: Rogelio Becker Dec 29, 2017,
Dec 29, 2017, 0:55
Former Clinton Advisor Peter Daou sparked the #CancelVanityFair hashtag and noted Clinton had been fending off "sexist attacks" for years.
Some, however, did not see the amusing side of the one-minute video.
Lahren on Wednesday braved the wrath of "liberal snowflakes" everywhere to offer her seal of approval on the video. "I give them some credit for that". While the video in question is part of a larger series (past episodesfocus on the would-be New Years' resolutions of Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Gary Cohn), the Clinton video has riled the Twitter-verse in an altogether different way. "Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy - literally anything that will keep you from running again".
Actress Patricia Arquette replied: "Hey STOP TELLING WOMEN WHAT THE F*** THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO".
VF got torched on social media for the video which the publication finally conceded was an "attempt at humor" that "missed the mark".
His Thursday morning Twitter taunt at Conde Nast editorial director Anna Wintour, who is also the editor-in-chief of Vogue, for apologizing for an outrage-inducing Hillary Clinton video seems to have steered backlash away from the video itself. In an April 1988 issue of Spy magazine (which Carter co-founded), Trump was famously referred to as a "short-fingered vulgarian".
For the president, the uproar provided an opportunity to take a dig at two of his favorite targets: Clinton and Vanity Fair.
Trump has a long-standing feud with Vanity Fair's former editor, Graydon Carter, who announced in September that he would step down by year's end.
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".
Trump has long responded in kind to Carter, who stepped down at Vanity Fair this month, calling him, among other things, a "no talent" and "sloppy".
Before the president addressed it, the story hadn't received much coverage beyond online media, save for the outlet that inspires many of his tweets: Fox News.