Activist and actress Patricia Arquette does a great job of summing up our own feelings:
Just where does Vanity Fair get off giving advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton? Did they actually think they were being funny?
Is there any part of their brains that considered — even for a second — that maybe Hillary Clinton has dealt with enough of this particular brand of BS? Doesn’t seem like it! It seems like the edgy “comedians” of Vanity Fair wrote some “jokes” that they considered amusing and decided to slap them up on the Internet and be taken seriously.
Yeah. Not so much.
Despite being incredibly condescending and just all around super gross, the Vanity Fair resolution video is also pretty darn sexist.
Where’s their video for Joe Biden, who ran for campaigned for president in both 1988 and 2008?
Or how about one for Bernie Sanders?
No? They’re only this condescending toward Hillary Clinton and misogyny is alive and well in 2017? ‘Kay. Got it.
To sum it up, people are not happy about this video.
And it’s not hard to see why.
It’s in incredibly poor taste and doesn’t offer anything of value to the world — which is pretty much the opposite of what a New Year’s resolution is supposed to be.
On Wednesday, Vanity Fair issued a statement of apology for the video, saying, “It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark.”
Yeah. Ya think?
There's one person who's defending it though. Take a wild guess who.
Ah, there he is.
We actually kind of love this tweet. He manages to downplay the harmful nature of the video and insult Vanity Fair in the same breath. Who’s side is he on, anyway?
Never mind. We don’t actually even care.
Unfortunately, this kind of misogynistic treatment of Hillary is awful, but nothing new. It's become sort of boring at this point.
Good work, Vanity Fair. You really stuck it to Hillary Clinton, a woman who has already suffered one of the greatest losses of her life. Way to be.
Since the editors of Vanity Fair seem to be concerned with New Year’s resolutions, we thought of one for them, too: Be Nice.