Vanity Fair posted a video suggested Hillary Clinton take up a new hobby -- knitting for example -- instead of politics, and social media users were outraged.
The magazine's politics and business partner Hive shared the video, which showed editors and writers sipping champagne and giving unsolicited advice to the former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and Democratic presidential nominee.
“Take up a new hobby in the new year,” suggested writer Maya Kosoff. “Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy ― literally anything that will keep you from running again.”
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
Twitter users ripped the magazine's video as a sexist cheap shot.
Vanity Fair guy 1: 2017 has been rough for women. How can we end the year on a positive note? VF guy 2: Maybe a vi… https://t.co/K8RCPbbaja— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1514391892.0
@radhikajones @VanityFair 3. With something as deeply offensive as suggesting the former Secretary of State - a fem… https://t.co/ECRsVH6dww— Tom Watson (@Tom Watson)1514385885.0
Maybe it’s time for Vanity Fair to go fuck yourself with this sexist shit. Anybody telling Biden to take up knitt… https://t.co/CvqUJl6ts7— Tara (@Tara)1514399487.0
. @mekosoff ‘s acct , the @VanityFair writer referenced below, is now protected Know what Maya? Despite all the cr… https://t.co/juZ049mAWD— Maggie Jordan (@Maggie Jordan)1514395400.0
@SarahLerner @VanityFair If Trump had lost he’d be on Twitter every 10 mins with his hateful garbage and they’d be… https://t.co/ZZzQIQZY4e— CleverUserName (@CleverUserName)1514394959.0
@SarahLerner @margaritateresa @VanityFair Has anyone suggested Bernie Sanders take up knitting, yet????— colene b. durocher ✍️ (@colene b. durocher ✍️)1514391534.0
Hey, @VanityFair, did you suggest hobbies for Mitt Romney, John McCain, John Kerry or even Al Gore.....?Just asking… https://t.co/lNIvRixFkG— Vector Ø (@Vector Ø)1514352739.0
@VanityFair The other suggestion for Hillary to do “volunteer work” or “take up knitting,” because that’s not sexist, right?— Bobby James (@Bobby James)1514383245.0
Reading the #CancelVanityFair tweets. What a completely idiotic unforced error on the part of @VanityFair. Like who… https://t.co/qFJMpF2DCE— Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black (@Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black)1514393676.0