A word of advice: Be very, very, very careful when making New Year’s resolutions for other people, lest you come off as rude.
Vanity Fair‘s The Hive learned this lesson the hard way after they published what was meant to be a humorous video about New Year’s resolution suggestions for Hillary Clinton.
However, despite Vanity Fair‘s efforts at humor, the video came under fire on Twitter for being sexist.
Here are Vanity Fair‘s six suggestions for Hillary in the New Year:
Work on a sequel to her book What Happened.
Get someone on her tech staff to disable autofill on her phone to prevent “F” from changing to “Form Exploratory Committee.”
Teach a class on alternate nostril breathing.
Take more photos in the woods.
Take up a new hobby such as volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy, or “literally anything that’ll keep you from running again.”
Finally put away your James Comey voodoo doll.
The staff finished the video off with a condescending “Cheers to you, Hillary” champagne toast, which was promptly followed by a Twitter roast of the video after Vanity Fair released it.
While acknowledging that the video was an attempt at comedy, many criticized the video for being tone-deaf, slamming Vanity Fair for going out of its way to suggest a talented woman in politics should focus her efforts on knitting in the new year to “keep her from running again.”
Whatever you think of Hillary Rodham Clinton, a woman who has dedicated her entire adult life to politics for better and worse, this is just extremely sexist.
— Summer Brennan (@summerbrennan) December 26, 2017
How about you and your staff of self-important, presumptive, condescending, attention-deprived, tone-deaf, amateurish, un-funny, un-wanted, un-polished, half-witted political neophytes make a resolution to shut up.
— Pringle Bells (@askceil) December 27, 2017
Who ever had the idea to do this and who ever gave the green light to go ahead and do this should be fired. And the person who saw the final video and said OK to putting it online should be fired as well! Like Dump says “You’re Fired, You’re Fired” all the way around!
— LK (@WishKellygoeat) December 27, 2017
Poor, sexist judgement, VF. Show some respect. Hillary deserves better than you just gave. Shame on the young women in this who went along for the laugh. This woman has served our country longer than some of you have been alive. I had come to expect more of the journalism here.
— Cris Palomino (@crispalomino) December 27, 2017
Twitter users also questioned where the New Year’s resolution videos for powerful men were. (Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only politician Vanity Fair made a video for, though. Donald Trump was also given New Year’s resolution suggestions such as “get a haircut” and, of course “stop tweeting,” along with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Gary Cohn.)
Right? Or any of the other many men who’ve lost – actually lost, and continue(d) to court the public eye. Woman pres cand (who won 2nd highest pop vote in US history despite all the obstacles) can’t write a book regarding one of the most dysfunctional general election years ever.
— Anoosh Luby (@AnooshMCL) December 26, 2017
Or Bernie Sanders.
— Bad Hombre Jim ✊🏼 (@Phxflyer) December 27, 2017
You guys don’t get it. Long after Trump is gone and elections come and go, people will still remember Hillary for her mark on history for women. But ALSO people will always remember something sour about you every time they see an ad or your cover. As sour as @PapaJohns
— lorenna cleary (@bipolarlioness) December 26, 2017
Seriously? Trump is destroying the country, and THIS is the crap you’re focused on? What next, “her emails?” Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
— lowkell (@lowkell) December 26, 2017
Even actress and activist Patricia Arquette got in on the action.
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
Not a good look, Vanity Fair.
UPDATE: Dec. 27, 2017, 11:35 a.m. ESTUpdated to include reference to additional ‘Vanity Fair’ videos made for Donald Trump and other politicians.