Vanity Fair Sparks Liberal Meltdown After Calling for Hillary Clinton to Take Up Knitting

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Liberal outlet Vanity Fair sparked a liberal freakout this week after calling for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton do something other than politics in 2018 — including take up knitting.

The outlet published a video on its Twitter page, featuring a number of millennials offering recommendations to Clinton — who has spent much of 2017 relitigating the 2016 election — to stay away from politics and to do something else.

“Get someone on your tech staff to disable autofill on your iPhone so typing in ‘f’ doesn’t become ‘form an exploratory committee for 2020,’” jokes one millennial on the video.

“Take up a new hobby in the new year. Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy, literally anything that will keep you from running again,” another contributor says.

While the video was no doubt supposed to be a light, comedic ribbing — with Vanity Fair an unlikely backer for President Trump — and expressing in a light-hearted form the sentiment among many Democrats that Clinton may be a drag on the party in 2018 and 2020, Clinton-backers were not impressed.

As with most criticisms of Clinton, even those that come from women, the sexism card was quickly thrown down by those offended by the jokey video.

Actress Patricia Arquette requested that the outlet “STOP TELLING WOMEN WHAT THE F-CK THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO. “

Arquette also said that the video was “asking for shit.”

Author Summer Brennan somehow managed to play the race card (Clinton is white.)

She wasn’t the only one:

Others just let loose with their anger:

Quickly #CancelVanityFair became a trending topic on Twitter, leading Clinton cronies such as sycophant Peter Dao to hop on board, calling her “one of the most accomplished women in the history of the United States.”

Former Clinton adviser Adam Parkhomenko was similarly unimpressed:

Apparently, the vitriol became so bad that the writer who suggested the knitting hobby had to lock her account. Journalist Glenn Greenwald said it was because she was “subjected to the most foul vitriol and abuse, endlessly, over several days.”

Vanity Fair later backed down on the video, with a spokeswoman telling the Washington Post.  “It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark.”

Adam Shaw is a Breitbart News politics reporter based in New York. Follow Adam on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.


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