You may or may not have noticed, but liberals don’t have a really great sense of humor when it comes to poking fun at themselves. In fact, they don’t find themselves funny at all. Saving the country from evil white supremacist cishet men is serious business, don’t you know? There’s no time to mock the movement’s leaders – certainly not when the lighthearted criticism is coming (gasp) from a left-wing publication like Vanity Fair.
It wasn’t that long ago when Democrats could generally agree that it was time to put the Clintons out to pasture, but apparently the left has already forgotten how much damage Hillary did to the party with her misguided, catastrophic presidential campaign. In fact, judging from the response to a Vanity Fair video that suggested that Hillary Clinton make some New Year’s resolutions that steer her away from politics, they’re just about ready to crown her the 2020 nominee.
God, we can only hope.
But yeah, the magazine is getting raked over the coals for a short video that gave Hillary suggestions about what she should do in 2018. Suggestions like disabling the autofill on her iPhone so that the letter “f” doesn’t accidentally become “form exploratory committee.” Sorry, but that’s pretty decent comedy right there, no matter what Hillary’s fans think about it. Other suggestions included encouraging her to teach a class about “alternate nostril breathing,” take more pictures of herself in the woods, and, most damningly, take up knitting.
“It’s a year later and time to move on,” one Vanity Fair staffer said as the rest of them raised a glass to toast Crooked Hillary.
Cue the fireworks.
Via Fox News:
While the attempt at humor by Vanity Fair appears to be light-hearted and in good fun, left-leaning viewers stormed Twitter with complaints and defended Clinton. Former Clinton adviser Peter Daou even started a hashtag “CancelVanityFair” and encouraged his followers to boycott the magazine. Liberals are so upset that some are burning copies of the magazine and threatening to subscribe just so they can turn around and cancel. One comedy writer didn’t find the video funny, telling Vanity Fair to “stick to determining which celebrity was best dressed on the red carpet.”
“So @VanityFair decided that the best way to end 2017 was to take a repulsive cheap shot at @HillaryClinton, one of the most accomplished women in the history of the United States,” Daou wrote. “Suggesting the first woman to be a major party presidential nominee should take up knitting is a stunning lack of judgment on @VanityFair’s part.”
After reading pages and pages (and pages) of negative feedback from butthurt liberals, Vanity Fair offered an apology and promised to do better, Gilbert. Hopefully, they’ve learned an important lesson: If you want to make fun of someone with a comedy video, make sure it’s a Trump-supporting, heterosexual conservative white man. Otherwise, it’s just not funny, dammit.