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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:15 AM

Vanity Fair Regrets Video Telling Hillary Clinton To Take Up Knitting, Drop Politics

Following online backlash over a video featuring editors at Vanity Fair's Hive discussing jokey New Year's resolutions for Hillary Clinton, the magazine issued an apology for the video yesterday, per Deadline. The statement reads: "It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark."

What happened: The video suggested that Clinton take up knitting and set aside any future political ambitions, leading some on Twitter ó like actress Patricia Arquette and Verrit founder Peter Daou ó to brand the video as sexist.





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Reply Vanity Fair Regrets Video Telling Hillary Clinton To Take Up Knitting, Drop Politics (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2017 OP
PragmaticDem Dec 2017 #1
Laurian Dec 2017 #2
Cracklin Charlie Dec 2017 #3
get the red out Dec 2017 #4
Guilded Lilly Dec 2017 #8
Glorfindel Dec 2017 #5
Guilded Lilly Dec 2017 #6
obamanut2012 Dec 2017 #7
Cha Dec 2017 #14
Blue_Adept Dec 2017 #9
Paladin Dec 2017 #10
JNelson6563 Dec 2017 #11
Cha Dec 2017 #13
JNelson6563 Dec 2017 #17
Cha Dec 2017 #19
uponit7771 Dec 2017 #18
riversedge Dec 2017 #12
aikoaiko Dec 2017 #15
susanna Dec 2017 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:25 AM

1. It was sexist and insulting!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:29 AM

2. Pissed me the hell off!

And I have been a Vanity Fair subscriber in the past.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:33 AM

3. Just gonna ditto Patricia.

Absolutely perfect response!

Edit to add: please recommend this thread!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:41 AM

4. Sexist beyond words

How could they imagine putting out this video? Did they think the Fox News viewers would become Vanity Fair fans? Disgusting. They are probably just sorry it didn't play well, hating Hillary Clinton is supposed to be the fail safe attitude in the media after all.

They also used one of my hobbies, knitting, as a put-down; fuck them!

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Response to get the red out (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:08 AM

8. My extremely intelligent mama was a goddess of knitting! Her skill was

awe inspiring. Her creations were Art.
Yeah, Vanity Fair failed, bigtime.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:54 AM

5. Extremely poor judgment on the part of Vanity Fair

I hope they'll fire whoever is responsible. I won't hold my breath expecting it, though.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:55 AM

6. One of the biggest obstacles in fighting the sexist/misogyny/disrespect cultural disease...

Is that it is so deeply and insidiously ingrained and accepted in our society. By all.

From hiding behind supposed humor to simpleton snarks on message boards to full-on open disrespect of females, the mindset in entrenched deeply in society and will take exhausting measures to change. Itís almost as natural as breathing at some point.

Gender entitlement, insecurity, lack of confidence, meanness, weak character, ignorance...all play a part. Males practice it (sometimes without awareness), females accept it (often with same lack of awareness as well).

Damn tough to change but long overdue. And it will encounter serious adjustment along the way from everyone.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:01 AM

7. It was sexist, horribly sexist

As well as ageist.

I have had a sub to VF for many years, and I ahve emailed them telling them I will not renew.

"Missing the mark" is not an apology.

I am DONE with this continous sexist shit.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:54 AM

14. they gave trumputin fodder to

slime and gloat, also.. they need to apologize for that, too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:13 AM

9. Coastal elitism at its finest

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:19 AM

10. Thanks for the regrets. Now go back to fucking yourselves. (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:20 AM

11. In view of recent happenings regarding sexism

this is the epitome of tone deaf. Seriously, text book shit.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:52 AM

13. So dead on, Julie!

Serious textbook tone deaf shite!

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 01:41 AM

17. Good to see you Cha!

I hope your year ahead is a great one!

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:26 PM

19. Same to you, Julie!

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 30, 2017, 02:52 AM

18. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:46 AM

12. Vanity Fair did a mean stupid thing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:00 AM

15. It was their version of "Bye, Felicia"


I never really liked 'Bye, Felicia' either, but it was popular here for a while.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:00 AM

16. It was worse than a non-apology.

"We regret that we missed the mark."

Regret? Missed what mark? That they wanted to be only semi-sexist assholes, instead of the complete ones they ended up being?
Fuck Vanity Fair.

Maybe they are the ones who should take up knitting for the New Year. They might grow some patience and some problem-solving skills.

Yeah, I knit.


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