Last week, in one of many joke videos offering New Year’s Resolutions for various politicians, Vanity Fair’s Hive vertical posted this video, suggesting — among other things — that Hillary Clinton should volunteer or take up knitting, or anything besides running for office 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
OK, well: Hillary Clinton has been involved in volunteer service longer than any of the people in that video have been alive; the knitting dig was kinda sexist; and she has already categorically ruled out running for office again. Vanity Fair got a ton of shit for the video on Twitter, including a tweet from Patricia Arquette:
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
Unpopular opinion from someone who likes Hillary Clinton very much: Hillary Clinton doesn’t give two sh*ts about that Vanity Fair video. Hillary Clinton lost a Presidential election in which she won the popular vote by 3 million votes, after having to face her husband’s sexual misconduct accusers before a Presidential debate that saw a large, grotesque man hovering over her. Arguably no single person on the face of the Earth has endured as much mudslinging bullsh*t as Hillary Clinton over the course of her life, so while Patricia Arquette and others are certainly free to take issue with the video, Clinton gives no f*cks about how a bunch of champagne-sipping kids decide to mock her for New Years. Her husband stuck a cigar up an intern’s vagina in the White House, for God’s sake. Does anyone think she gives a rat’s ass about this video?
But whatever: I see and understand why people might be upset over the video, and I appreciate that Vanity Fair apologized for it, releasing a statement saying, “It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark.” I am sure that somewhere, Hillary Clinton is nodding appreciatively and saying, “That’s nice. And, oh, by the way: A literal monster lives in the White House. Why don’t you do something about that?”
Speaking of that monster, for some reason, Trump decided to weigh in here.
Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit they took at Crooked H. Anna Wintour, who was all set to be Amb to Court of St James’s & a big fundraiser for CH, is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017
OK, well: 1) Vanity Fair is doing just fine, thanks in no small part to their terrific coverage of Star Wars and Game of Thrones (holla JoRo!), and their circulation is actually up post-Trump, and 2) Vanity Fair hardly bent over backwards in their apology, and 3) what the fuck is Trump talking about re: Anna Wintour? She’s over at Vogue, you puckered asshole, and I very much doubt that Anna Wintour has ever been beside herself in grief begging for forgiveness. Ever.