Yesterday Twitter was hurling insults at Vanity Fair, but today outrage is focused on Trump for criticizing the same publication.
Vanity Fair may owe Donald Trump a thank you card.
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.
"Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit they took at Crooked H," Trump tweeted. "Anna Winter who was all set to be Amp to Court of St James's and a big fundraiser for CH, is beside herself in grief and begging for forgiveness."
Trump's critics used it as another opportunity to pounce, calling out POTUS for seemingly confusing Wintour as the editor of Vanity Fair.
"I can’t believe someone who spent as long as Trump did begging to be let into NY high society doesn’t know the difference between Vanity Fair and Vogue," one Trump hater tweeted.
Others pointed out, however, that Trump may not have been confused at all, since Wintour is editorial director of all of Conde Nast's magazines.
With that factoid in mind, another person slamming Trump tweeted, "Anna Wintour is the artistic director of Condé Nast, but that's for every publication under their publishing umbrella. She doesn't work on Vanity Fair exclusively. If this is about ultimate responsibility, why is Trump not attacking the two men who own and run Condé Nast?"
Vanity Fair came under fire from literally thousands of unhappy people Wednesday after publishing a video featuring editors telling Clinton to "take up a new hobby in 2018." The video, which VF described as "an attempt at humor" in its apology, suggested Clinton should take up knitting or go for more walks in the woods. The outrage shot the publication to the top of the Twitter trends, with a few famous women voicing their concerns as well.
"Hey STOP TELLING WOMEN WHAT THE F-CK THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO. Get over your mommy issues," Patricia Arquette tweeted Tuesday.
"This is sexist and not funny. Not a good combo," Alyssa Milano tweeted more recently.
Fortunately for those Vanity Fair editors, America's attention span is short and the outrage has already shifted to Trump.
Anna Wintour is so upset over Trump’s tweet. pic.twitter.com/cgb1nVzwBr— H. Alan Scott (@HAlanScott) December 28, 2017
I can’t believe someone who spent as long as Trump did begging to be let into NY high society doesn’t know the difference between Vanity Fair and Vogue https://t.co/dZogzkFNYE— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) December 28, 2017
Anna Wintour is the artistic director of Condé Nast, but that's for every publication under their publishing umbrella. She doesn't work on Vanity Fair exclusively.— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) December 28, 2017
If this is about ultimate responsibility, why is Trump not attacking the two men who own and run Condé Nast?
Anna Wintour can give two fucks what Trump thinks of her. She is the Queen of being unbothered! pic.twitter.com/W4LTdAeqbd— Drowned in Moonlight (@andrepaulina_) December 28, 2017
DONT YOU DARE COME FOR ANNA WINTOUR YOU UNCLUTURED SWINE https://t.co/J7TitaFgQF— n (@natalie_sophia_) December 28, 2017
Anna Wintour to trump rn: pic.twitter.com/y9OV5paQ8w— Eddie (@EddieSolisJr1) December 28, 2017
Anna Wintour is editor-in-chief of Vogue, not Vanity Fair. Also, remember how your wife was on the cover of that magazine at the start of this year? You are so stupid. https://t.co/B9KP2mBCsN— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕲𝖔𝖘𝖕𝖊𝖑 (@Sycaphany) December 28, 2017
WAHHHHHHHHH SOMEBODY CALL THE WAMBULANCE! SAD!!! pic.twitter.com/0ChuX9F93Y— SoMe (@SoMeMediaInc) December 28, 2017
Dear Trump, pic.twitter.com/UFgc8q27Vx— Emily Marcus (@EmilyyMarcus) December 28, 2017
She still won’t return your calls? Maybe give up.— Mark Heber (@CableXJ) December 28, 2017
Dude, Anna is the editor of Vogue not Vanity Fair. Can’t you get anything right?— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) December 28, 2017
Anna hearing about this tweet pic.twitter.com/qekIJROoct— #DreamActNow (@katlovespizza) December 28, 2017
Is it possible for you, potus, to speak like an adult male with some education and potential diplomatic skills instead of like a arrogant rich high school bully with no sophistication, no manners and no class whatsoever? You are a total embarrassment and world-class imbecile!— Bill bailey (@prochef7) December 28, 2017
Good to know all our other problems have been solved so you can waste our time with gossip.— Tim Eldred (@TimJEldred) December 28, 2017
The crazy thing is Trump won't know that he confused Vanity Fair with Vogue until Fox and Friends breaks the news to him tomorrow.— Brian Heater (@bheater) December 28, 2017
Please don’t be too hard on our President for confusing Vogue and Vanity Fair. In his defense, the man’s brain is essentially beef casserole at this point.— jules (@jules_su) December 28, 2017