Many who supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election have stated their intention to cancel their subscriptions to Vanity Fair in response to a video many have considered to be sexist.
However, Twitter commenters accused Vanity Fair of using veiled sexism to criticize the first woman ever to secure a presidential nomination from a major USA political party, according to The Washington Post. Actress Patricia Arquette also criticized the magazine, writing, "Hey STOP TELLING WOMEN WHAT THE F-CK THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO".
But three days later, after the holiday had passed, one line in the video became the focus of intense criticism. "We made silly new years resolutions for a bunch of politicians", she said.
"I think coming at the tail-end of the year in which women are finally getting some sort of visibility for how they're treated, the timing is just what made this such a story", Daou said in a phone interview with CNNMoney Thursday.
Commenters were quick to denounce as "sexist" the suggestion of writer Maya Kosoff that Clinton "take up a new hobby in the new year".
Trump's critics used it as another opportunity to pounce, calling out POTUS for seemingly confusing Wintour as the editor of Vanity Fair.
His Thursday morning Twitter taunt at Conde Nast editorial director Anna Wintour, who is also the editor-in-chief of Vogue, for apologizing for an outrage-inducing Hillary Clinton video seems to have steered backlash away from the video itself. She said it had "missed the mark". He even kept the barbs coming after winning the 2016 USA election, tweeting last December the magazine's numbers were "way down" and that Carter was a "no talent".
Before the president addressed it, the story hadn't received much coverage beyond online media, save for the outlet that inspires many of his tweets: Fox News.