Vanity Fair faces backlash for suggestion to Clinton


Vanity Fair released a video this week suggesting failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “take up a new hobby in 2018.”

Vanity Fair’s Twitter posted the video as part of a series in which staffers on the magazine’s team, with a glass of wine in hand, give politicians six New Year’s resolutions. Previous videos targeted President Donald Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

However, the publication is receiving scores of online criticism for its video on Clinton, with some Twitter users calling for people to terminate their subscriptions to the popular magazine. The reason is because viewers found the suggestions to be sexist and insulting.

Staffers in the video advised Clinton to start working on a sequel to her latest book, take more photos in the woods, take up knitting or improv comedy — “literally anything that’ll keep you from running again,” Vanity Fair writer Maya Kosoff said.

Twitter users, including former Clinton advisers, responded with the following tweets:

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