Powerful Media Outlet F*cks Up, Tries to Make Things Better, Ends Up Making Things a Lot Worse
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when Vanity Fair basically got blitzkrieged by the Internet for this tone deaf photo/headline combination?
Late night may still be dominated by men, but look, y’all! It’s a new set of men!
It wasn’t a good day for Vanity Fair, and honestly, the best thing to do in that situation is to hunker down and let it blow over. They’re Vanity Fair, and Internet outrage dies in a day or two, and besides, we got distracted after Samantha Bee diffused the situation with this:
Now, if you’re Vanity Fair, what could you possibly do to make things worse?
Oh no. That’s bad.
Please tell me the caption doesn’t make it even worse.
When Vanity Fair recently photographed the late-night sausage fest, we failed to include some real pork sausage.
Oh God! And the text?
[The original portrait, which showed] each male host grinning in dark suit-and-tie, only highlighted late-night television’s glaring diversity problem … and people noticed. Now, in a photo illustration that originated within the Muppets camp, one of Hollywood’s most prolific female pioneers crashes the late-night sausage fest, showing the boys what real pork sausage looks like.
It’s like Matt Damon is running the place now.
At least Twitter is having a good time with it.
Are. You. Kidding. Me. @VanityFair— hammer of witches (@brassiest) September 29, 2015
@VanityFair Please don't do this.— B U T T E R C H I C (@MrButterChicken) September 29, 2015
.@VanityFair im embarrassed for you. why did you do this— sibel (@sibelmy) September 30, 2015
@VanityFair This isn't going to work out like you hoped.— Samonster (@SamanthaOddi) September 29, 2015
@VanityFair so you guys brainstormed & this is what you came up with?— Rod Green (@thetheRedundant) September 30, 2015
Maybe this will help: Commenter John W.’s own interpretation.
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