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What better way to end 2017 than with a story that involves misogyny, the mainstream media, misinformation, Twitter, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? It’s the perfect culmination of all the crap we’ve been dealing with all year.

Last week, Vanity Fair posted a video that was apparently a failed attempt at satire aimed at Hillary Clinton. The video makes suggestions to the former First Lady/senator/presidential candidate/lawyer/author/philanthropist/public speaker (need we go on?) of six resolutions she could make for the New Year. They suggest writing a sequel to What Happened and taking up a hobby like “knitting, volunteer work, improv comedy, literally anything that’ll keep [her] from running again.”

Vanity Fair has been a stand out voice this year in its coverage of the Trump White House and nuanced social issues but this video comes off as condescending and sexist, missing its comedic mark by a good ten feet. We understand satiric comedy, but don’t tell a woman who has been everything from a lawyer to the winner of the popular vote in a presidential election all while inspiring women and minorities and fighting for causes like reproductive rights and gun control that she should take up knitting. Would you say that to Bernie? Twitter quickly voiced it’s displeasure at the video (including a former Clinton adviser and actress Patricia Arquette).

On Wednesday, the magazine finally addressed the controversy and offered an apology and explanation, saying the video “was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark” in a statement. They did not remove the video.

On Thursday, Donald Trump just had to insert himself in the drama — because anything that involves “Crooked Hillary” needs presidential input — and used that new 280 character limit to the fullest. The whole point of Twitter is that people shouldn’t be able to ramble, but Trump somehow still finds a way. He said that Vanity Fair is “on its last legs” and that it was “bending over backwards in apologizing.” He then went on to say Anna Wintour “is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness.”

That last part about Anna Wintour was a little confusing for everyone because Wintour is the well-known sunglasses-wearing editor-in-chief of Vogue, not Vanity Fair. A less-known fact is that Wintour is also the artistic director of Condé Nast, which is the publisher of both magazines, so Vanity Fair is technically under her purview. She is not, however, the president, CEO or chairman of the company so the tweet rings of misogyny too.

The other part of Trump’s tweet referring to Wintour being the Ambassador to Court of St. James (the title of the ambassador to the U.K.) is just another Trumpian hit at the Democratic government that could have been. There were rumours during the Obama years that Wintour — who is British-American — might be given the ambassador job. Trump appears to be suggesting that Clinton would have made Wintour the ambassador if she had become president. It’s a little hard to imagine Anna Wintour — the supposed inspiration for Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada — “beside herself with grief” over an editorial misstep that could, at most, be fractionally her responsibility.

In related news: during a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” at The Late Late Show in October, Wintour told James Corden that Donald Trump is the person she would never invite to the Met Gala again. Maybe he’s still a little sore over that one?

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