Vanity Fair magazine apologizes for Hilary Clinton video

Vanity Fair was the recipient of angry tweets Wednesday after its blog published a video it called “Six New Year’s Resolutions for Hillary Clinton.”

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The one-minute segment, which featured various reporters holding flutes of champagne, riffed on what the failed presidential nominee might do next year instead of politics. In the video several of its staffers providing New Year’s resolution ideas to various politicians, among them Hillary Clinton. Their suggestions for Clinton essentially amounted to don’t run again.

The tone of the video struck many, including our own Erik Wemple, as “snotty and condescending,” and some felt the content of some suggestions (one writer quipped that Clinton should take up knitting, for instance) was sexist. Backlash came swiftly, Vanity Fair apologized, and an infuriated twitter  has been demanding that the editors and writers involved in the video be summarily fired.

Hillary supporters including celebrities, media and political types firing off more than 30,000 tweets, many of them under the hashtag “#CancelVanityFair.”

The publication released a statement Wednesday night: “It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark.”

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