- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Vanity Fair video suggesting that Hillary Clinton should “take up a new hobby” for 2018 has sparked liberal outrage on Twitter.

In the video posted over the weekend, Vanity Fair writer Maya Kosoff recommended that the failed Democratic presidential nominee take up “volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy,” or anything that doesn’t include running for office again. 

The seemingly lighthearted video received only 800 retweets, compared to a whopping 7,000 responses. It was panned by Clinton supporters as sexist and demeaning, spurring the hashtag #CancelVanityFair.

Ms. Kosoff pointed out that the video was a part of a series, which also poked fun at President Trump, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“I don’t appreciate being taken out of context to make me seem super sexist,” she tweeted late Tuesday night, according to The Huffington Post.

Ms. Kosoff’s tweets have been set to private.

Beth Kseniak, a spokeswoman for Vanity Fair, admitted to The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple on Wednesday that the video was a misstep.

“It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark,” she said.

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