Magazine suggests Hillary Clinton take up this pastime, rather than run again, and everyone's outraged

Many said that the video intended to bully a former Secretary of State and the first female presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States.


                            Magazine suggests Hillary Clinton take up this pastime, rather than run again, and everyone's outraged

Popular magazine Vanity Fair has apologized after releasing a marginally contemptible video about the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The video shows six of the magazine's Hive editors attempting to make arch New Year's resolutions for Clinton while holding a flute of champagne, while one of the editors advises her to take up "knitting" as a hobby.

Hillary Clinton speaks at commencement at Wellesley College May 26, 2017 in Wellesley, Massachusetts. (Getty Images)

“It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark,” the publication said. 

The editors in the video asked her to take up anything else, except for making plans to run for the US elections again.  



While one of the six editors suggested that she start working on the sequel to her book What Happened — What the Hell Happened, another advised her to take more pictures in the woods. 

"How else you are going to meet unsuspecting hikers?" the editor asked while referring to Clinton's hike in the woods after her election loss last year.

Screenshot of the video (Twitter)

One of the editors in the video also asked her to "disable autofill on your iPhone so that typing in “F” doesn’t become “Form Exploratory Committee for 2020.”

"Take up a new hobby in the New Year: Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy, literally anything that will keep you from running again," another said.

Screenshot of the video (Twitter)

Screenshot of the video (Twitter)

"You know how on Anderson Cooper you were telling him about alternate-nostril breathing? You seemed really adept. You should try teaching a class," 

One of the editors in the video also made a reference to the former FBI chief James Comey and his association with Clinton's election loss. "Put away your James Comey voodoo doll. We all know you think James Comey cost you the election, and maybe he might have, but so did a handful of other things. It’s a year later and time to move on," the editor said. 

Screenshot of the video (Twitter)
Screenshot of the video (Twitter)

The magazine apologized for the controversial video nearly four days after it posted it on Twitter and on its site. The apology from the publication came after it faced the wrath of social media users, who slammed the video deeming it a "sexist, ageist comedy."

Many said that the video intended to bully a former Secretary of State and the first female presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States. 

American actress and activist Patricia Arquette, in her tweet, asked Vanity Fair to "stop telling women what they should do or can do."



While a former Clinton advisor took the protest to the video a step ahead and proposed that people #CancelVanityFair.





 



 

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