Vanity Fair is trying to defuse criticism of a video mocking Hillary Clinton and her presidential aspirations after #CancelVanityFair started trending on Twitter.
In a statement on Wednesday, the magazine said the online video was an attempt at humour that regrettably “missed the mark.”
Posted last weekend, the video shows editors of Vanity Fair’s Hive website offering toasts and New Year’s resolutions to Clinton.
Among the suggestions: That Clinton take up knitting, volunteer work or any hobby that would keep her from running again for president.
Watch the video:
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
The backlash included a tweet from actress Patricia Arquette with her own proposal — stop telling women what they should or can do.
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
See more reactions:
Now #CancelVanityFair is moving.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 27, 2017
Show me where you put Joe Biden through the same treatment.
You know, the guy who attempted THREE presidential runs so far and never made it past the primaries. The 75 year old whose track record pre-Obama includes reprehensible treatment of Anita Hill.#DoubleStandard
— Selena Adera 🍩 (@Selena_Adera) December 26, 2017
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
Come on folks. Vanity Fair has been a trash heap for the last few years. Why take them seriously. https://t.co/L5d5S7ucft
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) December 27, 2017